Sharp-shinned Hawk(Accipiter striatus)
A secretive woodland hawk that preys and small birds. It is found in coniferous and mixed forests and mountainous areas. It has long legs and short round wings. Adults are dark blue grey above and underparts are white with teardrop shaped cinnamon streaking. The tail is long with 4 dark bands across it and is notched or square at the tip while that of the Cooper's Hawk is rounded. The Sharp-shinned Hawk is smaller, 10-11½ while the Cooper's Hawk is 15-17½.

This Sharp-shinned Hawk was released a few days after it was brought into the center. Photos taken 9/1/01.