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April 28, 2014

Dr. Keith Bildstein receives Maurice Broun Award at 40th HMANA Conference

Award recognizes excellence in raptor conservation

Please join us in congratulating Dr. Keith Bildstein, the Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, who received the Maurice Broun Award at the 40th anniversary conference of the Hawk Migration Association of North America. The award was presented April 19 in Rochester, New York, following Keith's keynote address at the conference, and it honors those select individuals who have made outstanding, long-term, or major contributions of time and effort to raptor conservation.

Following his presentation, Keith sat down with Laura Kammermeier to talk about what we've learned about raptors by using satellite telemetry, as well as the current threats to the world's vultures. That interview is now posted on the Nature Travel Network website.

About Dr. Bildstein:
Keith is an engaging speaker who has traveled the globe to study and conserve birds of prey worldwide.

Keith joined Hawk Mountain in 1992, and oversees programs in Conservation Science at the Sanctuary's Acopian Center for Conservation Learning. His responsibilities here include setting priorities and conducting Sanctuary research, coordinating research by visiting scientists and students, achieving goals set by the Science Advisors Committee, including leadership and mentorship in global raptor conservation, and directing the Conservation Science Traineeship Program and Hawk Mountain’s newly emerging Graduate Student Program. His current research includes a study of Striated Caracaras, a long-term study of New World Vultures, and research on Hooded Vultures in Africa.

Keith is the author of more than 100 peer-reviewed publications, has written several books including Migrating Raptors of the World: their ecology and conservation (2006), and is a member of 21 professional organizations. When he’s not traveling, Keith can usually be found watching, studying or reading about raptors.

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