The Cooper's hawk is quite uncommon throughout its range, which extends from southern Canada to Mexico. In Alberta, the
foothill and parkland natural regions host a small number of nesting pairs. Winters are spent in the southern portion of
its range, occasionally southern Canada.
The Cooper's hawk is classified as Secure in the current General Status of Alberta Wild Species report:
Like all raptors in Alberta, the Cooper's hawk is protected by the provincial Wildlife Act and classified as a non-game
Posted: Nov 20, 2014