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mzimmers
08-03-2010, 8:10 AM
I did a cursory look at the F&G site, but that didn't turn up anything. Can someone tell me how Coopers Hawks are classified by F&G? Thanks.

ponderosa
08-03-2010, 8:25 AM
That would be a bird protected by the federal migratory bird treaty act. All hawks and owls are protected.

mzimmers
08-03-2010, 8:28 AM
That would be a bird protected by the federal migratory bird treaty act. All hawks and owls are protected.

Ahhh...I figured it would be somehow protected. Thanks for the information. I guess I'd better not pop the one hanging out in my back yard.

ponderosa
08-03-2010, 8:37 AM
Good idea. They are nearing endangered status I believe.

Cooper's hawk (Accipiter cooperii) a California Department of Fish and Game "Species of Special Concern"

So are sharp-shinned hawks, which looks very much like a coopers.

mzimmers
08-03-2010, 8:42 AM
Good idea. They are nearing endangered status I believe.

Not according to Wiki (for whatever that's worth) -- they're labeled "least concern."

I don't think I want to shoot this guy, anyway. He's actually doing a service, keeping the crows and doves away. By the same token, though, he's crimping my air gun style, and he's probably also playing havoc with the local songbirds.