Cooper’s Hawks are our most common urban raptor. This is a crow-sized hawk that uses stick nests throughout the city. Cooper’s Hawks are largely bird-eating birds, eating mainly doves and pigeons in the city. They typically breed in Albuquerque between April and July, and can be very protective parents.
We are studying this hawk to obtain better information on our Albuquerque Cooper’s Hawks, help us to understand their behavior for their sake and ours, and to help us better manage rare raptor populations elsewhere in the U.S.
What are we doing in your neighborhood?
Banding hawks, placing radio transmitters on some hawks and collecting information on:
For more information, or to help us monitor your local hawks, email Albcoha@gmail.com
Millsap, Madden, Murphy 2012