Cooper's Hawk Webcam


Early in 2013 the Saskatchewan Science Centre and Wascana Centre identified a Cooper's Hawk nest in Wascana Park.  The Cooper's Hawk laid 5 eggs - and they all hatched on camera! The camera has now become an anuual tradition to help raise awareness and appreciation for this wonderful species.


Watch the 2015 Cooper's Hawk Cam live now!


Cooper's Hawk Facts

Scientific Name: Accipiter cooperii

Size: 25-50 cm (similar to a crow) Female birds are larger than males.

Appearance: The Cooper's Hawk has a long, white-tipped tail and short, rounded wings. The female's tail appears rounded, even when folded. They look very similar to a sharp-shinned hawk, although they are distinct species. The adults have a large, angular head that almost seems too big for it's body, and a thick torso with a low centre of gravity. They feature a dark cap of feathers which are often raised in a crest at the back of the head, along with lighter neck feathers and a light brown chest flecked with white. Juvenile Cooper's Hawks feature a white underside with necks that appear to be a pale reddish-brown colour.

Cooper's Hawk at Feeder


Adult Cooper's Hawk


Habitat: Cooper's Hawks are frequenty found livng near the edges of open deciduous woodlands, in open grasslands, and river groves. They are increasingly moving into urban areas where they can find prey.

Diet: Active hunters, they feed on small and medium sized birds and mammals, and are often seen near bird-feeders which attract their prey.

Fun Facts: Cooper's Hawks fly with slow, regular wing beats followed by brief periods of gliding. The male birds build the nest and provide food for the mother and babies until the young birds leave the nest at about 90 days.


Accipiter cooperii Syracuse NY


Juvenile Cooper's Hawk




Special Thanks To

Wascana Centre



Additional Resources:

Peterson, R., A Field Guide to Western Birds, 3rd Ed., Houghton Mifflin Company, US, 1990.

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