Sharp-shinned Hawk  ( Épervier brun )

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Accipiter striatus

Description:    Sharp-shinned Hawk with freshly caught Redpoll
Photo Date:   April 15, 2009

Location:  

Englehart

Photographer:  

Serge Gendron

General Notes

The population of Sharp-shinned Hawks appears to be increasing significantly, according to a recent analysis of Christmas Bird Count records conducted by National Audubon Society scientists. It is possible that the North American population has increased by as much as 225% in the last 40 years. There is sufficient data about this species to have a fairly high level of confidence in this magnitude of growth.

Abundance: Uncommon Earliest observed date: Occasionally overwinters

Typical arrival date:

April 10
Breeding Status: Breeding Latest observed date: Occasionally overwinters

Typical departure date:

October 15

Documented Observations

 

 

January 15, 1998. Observed by Bruce Murphy outside of Cobalt. It was dining on Common Redpolls.

April 10, 2009. One observed by Lionel Venne and Michael Werner in Elk Lake.

April 15, 2009. One observed and photographed dining on Redpoll in Englehart by Serge Gendron.

 

Banding Results

Year

Gillies
Lake

Hilliardton
Marsh

Mountain
Chutes

Year
Total

1991 1     1
1996   1   1
1997   1   1
1998   3   3
2000 1   1 2
2001     2 2
2002   2 1 3
2004   1 4 5
2005   1   1
2006     1 1
2007   1   1