North Island Explorer: Guide to North Vancouver Island



Sharp-shinned Hawk







































Sharp-shinned Hawk


Photo 1: A Sharp-shinned Hawk

Sharp-shinned Hawk: Accipiter striatus

Sharp-shinned hawks are permenant residents on Vancouver Island, though somewhat rare. They are birds of prey, hunting small birds and mammals. They are similar to Cooper`s Hawk, except their tail feathers are squarer and they have of a gray hood whereas Copper`s Hawks have a gray cap.





 A Sharp-shinned Hawk



 Other Vancouver Island Birds: Bald Eagle, Trumpeter Swan, Blue Grouse, Common Merganser

American Wigeon, Long-tailed Duck, Surf Scoter, Mallard, Bufflehead, Sharp-shinned Hawk, Varied Thrush