Bonus 05 - The Urban Cooper's Hawk Podcast

We hope you're ready to learn all about Cooper's Hawks in cities. Steve leads the discussion on cooper's hawk biology, hunting strategies, and nest predation habits. Also, keep your cats indoors.

We teamed up with The Urban Wildlife Podcast for this episode's topic, so make sure that you go check them out. We also announce an artsy relationship with Always Wondering Art, as well as a tasty relationship with Boxerbar Energy Bars. You should go show them all some support. We hope you enjoy the episode!

The Urban Wildlife Podcast - Why not the City? Urban Hawk Walk:

Always Wondering Art:


Work Cited:
Bull, J.L. and Farrand, J., 1977. Audubon Society field guide to North American birds, eastern region. Knopf.

Cava, J.A., Stewart, A.C. and Rosenfield, R.N., 2012. Introduced species dominate the diet of breeding urban Cooper's Hawks in British Columbia. The Wilson Journal of Ornithology, 124(4), pp.775-782.

Choate, E.A., 1985. dictionary of American bird names. The Harvard Common Press

Perepelyuk, T.D.V., Accipiter cooperii (Cooper's hawk). Animal Diversity Web. Available at: [Accessed December 15, 2017].

Robbins, C.S., Bruun, B. and Zim, H.S., 2001. Birds of North America: a guide to field identification. Macmillan.

Roth, T.C., Lima, S.L. and Vetter, W.E., 2005. Survival and causes of mortality in wintering sharp-shinned Hawks and Cooper's Hawks. The Wilson Bulletin, 117(3), pp.237-244.

Roth, T.C. and Lima, S.L., 2003. Hunting behavior and diet of Cooper's hawks: an urban view of the small-bird-in-winter paradigm. The Condor, 105(3), pp.474-483.

Sibley, D.A., 2003. The Sibley Field Guide to Birds of Eastern North America. Alfred A. Knopf

Stracey, C.M., 2011. Resolving the urban nest predator paradox: the role of alternative foods for nest predators. Biological Conservation, 144(5), pp.1545-1552.

Where I stole the Cooper’s Hawk’s Call from: