Order: FALCONIFORMES - Kites, Hawks, Eagles, and Allies
Family: ACCIPITRIDAE - Hawks

Year-round residents. Often found in my neighborhood as well as in nature centers.

Cooper's and Sharp-shinned are very difficult to tell apart. Here is a link that may help.
http://www.birds.cornell.edu/pfw/AboutBirdsandFeeding/accipiterphoto.htm
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