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Captive Propagation

The Cornell Raptor is equipped to breed and release select raptorial species. Our roots in the Peregrine Fund have encouraged the continued propagation of select species due to conservation and population statuses. In the past we have focused on accipiter species such as Coopers’ Hawks (accipiter cooperii), Sharp Shinned Hawks (accipiter striatus), and Northern Goshawks (accipiter gentilis).

Currently our program focuses on the propagation of Northern Goshawks and Red-shouldered Hawks. These species were chosen in response to their populations in the wild and current conservation efforts. If the need arises, the Cornell Raptor Program will target species in need of increased conservation efforts.

These chicks are our latest clutch of Red-shouldered Hawks from 2017! There are three chicks and one unhatched egg.


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