This bird has been reportedly found in the following regions:
Mesa, Arizona , British Columbia Canoga Park, California San Jose, California Timnath, Colorado Big Pine Key, Florida Daytona Beach, Florida Trenton, Florida Montpelier, Idaho Anna, Illinois Rock Falls, Illinois Coatesville, Indiana Fayette, Iowa Hebron, Kentucky Baton Rouge, Louisiana Clinton, Maryland West Bloomfield, Michigan Cole Camp, Missouri Conway, Missouri Warner, New Hampshire Elephant Butte, New Mexico Corning, Ohio Bend, Oregon Tiller, Oregon Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Fort Worth, Texas Keller, Texas Plano, Texas Fredericksburg, Virginia
On Feb 19, 2009, Methodical from Clinton, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:
Yes, this Hawk is very similar to the Coopers but the one difference I've notice, based on research, is that the Sharp Shinned Hawk has a pale stripe over the eyes. So look for that stripe over the eyes.
On Sep 4, 2009, natureluvver from Philadelphia, PA wrote:
As much as I love seeing these hawks on the fence around my yard, it usually means doom for the birds at my bird feeders. Luckily I have some dense bushes that the birds fly into for safety. The hawk usually stays for quite a long time before leaving.
On Feb 21, 2010, plantladylin from South Daytona, FL (Zone 9b) wrote:
The Sharp-shinned Hawk, also called Little Blue Darter, is a beautiful bird that we see in our area from October through May. They are often seen around backyard feeders, not to eat the seeds but rather to dine on the small birds that are present at the feeders. Their diet also consists of small mammals and insects.
The Sharp-shinned Hawk resembles and is often mistaken for the Cooper's Hawk, but is a lot smaller in size than the Cooper's Hawk and has a squared off tail, whereas the Cooper's Hawk tail is more rounded.