Meet the Birds
Cooper’s Hawks are a medium sized, short-winged hawk with a long tail from the family Accipitridae. They are extremely skilled flyers and are able to move swiftly and accurately through dense woodland areas after other birds which are their primary prey in the wild. Gifford Pinchot, named for the first Chief of the US Forest Service, is one of our most recent additions to the Raptor Trek collection. Like our previous Cooper's Hawk, Carson, Gifford Pinchot is a young, imprinted bird. Imprinted birds are those that have been hand raised, and are therefore not fearful of humans. They will likely hurt themselves or someone else in their efforts to seek food if they are released to the wild so most are evaluated by veterinarians and determined to be non-releasable. Click here for more information or to book a program.