Cooper's Hawk Fallston 1

“Fallston”

Cooper’s Hawk 
Accipiter cooperii

Fallston the Cooper’s hawk is originally from Fallston, Maryland, where he was rehabilitated in 2009 after a collision with an unknown object. He has a permanently injured left wing and also suffered neurological trauma. He cannot fly well enough to hunt, so he was transferred to the VINS exhibits in 2011. Fallston enjoys perching on the very highest branch in his enclosure, where he has a great view of our forest and the Ottauquechee River. 
In the wild, male Cooper’s hawks build nests with almost no help from the females. Even in captivity, Fallston feels the urge to build. Each spring, he creates a deep ring of twigs in the feeding box at the back of his enclosure. Our staff sees this “nest” as a sign that Fallston is comfortable in his enclosure, and we provide a good selection of twigs for Fallston’s use!
Cooper's Hawk Fallston 2
Cooper's Hawk Fallston 3

Adopt Packages

Thank you for helping support the care of our Cooper's Hawk, Fallston, through the RISE Adopt a Raptor Program. Together, we can protect our natural heritage through education, research and avian wildlife rehabilitation.

$30

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Digital Photo

$50

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate
Species Fact Sheet
Color Photo
Window Cling Decal

$100

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag

$500

ADOPT PACKAGE

Adoption Certificate 
Species Fact Sheet 
Color Photo 
Window Cling Decal
Reusable Shopping Bag
Behind-the-Scenes Tour