This raptor has traditionally summered in Maine but moved south for the winter. However, climate change may have altered that pattern. A bit smaller than an osprey, it is still an imposing sight perched near a house. Its habitat in Maine ranges from deep forests to wooded residential areas.
The example below showed up in Harpswell on a cold, rainy day in January 2014, near some bird feeders. If a Cooper’s Hawk sticks around your feeders, take them down for a few days until it moves to another site. Small birds are prey for this raptor.