Programs & Events

2017 Autumn Lecture Series | Global Voices

This year, hear from conservationists and birders from around the world!

After a Saturday of hawkwatching, stay for an entertaining and informative talk by Hawk Mountain staff or other wildlife experts. All lectures are FREE and held Saturdays at 5:30 pm in the Visitor Center gallery.

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Old World Vulture Conservation

Saturday, September 9 at 5:30 pm, Visitor Center

Presented by: Jemima Parry-Jones MBE
Vultures are now listed as one of the most threatened groups of birds in the world according to IUCN. How can a group of birds that were very numerous have been brought so low in such a short space of time, and why. What is being done to save such an important group of birds from further declines and potential extinction?

Birding without Borders

Saturday, September 30 at 5:30 pm, Hamburg Area High School Auditorium

Presented by: Noah Strycker
Sponsored by BB&T Bank

In 2015, bird nerd Noah Strycker of Oregon became the first human to see more than half of the planet’s bird species in a single, year-long, round-the-world birding trip. Anything could have happened, and a lot did.He shared the adventure in real time on his daily blog, and now he reveals the inside story. This humorous and inspiring presentation about Strycker’s epic World Big Year will give you a real appreciation for the birds and birders of the world.

Arctic Raptors: Adaptations to an Extreme Environment

Saturday, October 14 at 5:30 pm, Visitor Center

Presented by: Jean-Francois Therrien, Senior Research Biologist
Join JF as he reviews recent results from some of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary's research programs, with an emphasis on Arctic raptor ecology. The audience will witness how we manage to study and monitor raptors living in this extreme environment via a slide show depicting field work situations. JF will discuss arctic species including snowy owls, peregrine falcons, and rough-legged hawks. 

Veracruz River of Raptors: Stories from one of the largest migratory corridors in the world

Saturday, October 21 at 5:30 pm, Visitor Center

Presented by Elisa Peresbarbosa, Exceutive Director of Pronatura Veracruz
The Veracruz River of Raptors Project in one of the International Programs of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.  Join Elisa as she talks about the migration ecology in Veracruz, show photos and videos of this wonderfull migration.

Migrating Birds Know No Boundaries: The Middle East Test Case

Saturday, October 28 at 5:30 pm, Visitor Center

Presented by: Yossi Leshem

Yossi Leshem will show video clips and slides emphasizing how peace can be advanced by using raptor migration and other species as a platform for people-to-people activities in Israel and the Middle East. In Yossi's lecture you will hear about his research using radars, a motorized glider, UAVs, satellite transmitters and a network of ground observers.

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