On the Mountain

Finding My Feathered Flock

Posted on July 29, 2022 in On the Mountain by Paula M. Orozco Valor, 2022 Conservation Science Trainee

Spring 2022 Conservation Trainee Paula Orozco Valor shares her journey in the field of raptor conservation and how it led her to Hawk Mountain.

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Entering the World of Conservation Research

Posted on July 14, 2022 in On the Mountain by Julia Runkle, Spring 2022 Conservation Science Trainee

Spring 2022 Conservation Trainee Julia Runkle shares her experiences diving into conservation research and exploring her path in this career field.

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Springing into a Conservation Career

Posted on June 24, 2022 in On the Mountain by Catherine Boyle, Spring 2022 Conservation Trainee

Spring 2022 Conservation Trainee Cat Boyle shares her experiences exploring and discovering the various aspects of a career in conservation science and education.

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Discovering My Wings at Hawk Mountain

Posted on June 17, 2022 in On the Mountain by Matt Bowers, 2022 Conservation Science Trainee

Spring 2022 Conservation Trainee Matt Bowers shares his journey becoming a birder and entering into the world of wildlife conservation.

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Hawk Mountain Conservation Corps Heads to Maine

Posted on September 30, 2021 in On the Mountain by Todd Bauman

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Hawk Mountain Soars Through a Successful Season of Summer Camps

Posted on August 27, 2021 in On the Mountain by Sean Grace, President

President Sean Grace reflects on this past summer of successful summer camps, and their impact on the future of environmental and wildlife conservation.

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Does the Cerulean Warbler Have the Blues?

Posted on July 06, 2021 in On the Mountain by Sean Grace, President

Our stewardship team is working to apply best forest management practices to try and revive the local cerulean warbler population and quickly recover native plants in our patch of the forest.

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Generations of Women in Conservation Inspiring Education at Hawk Mountain

Posted on March 10, 2021 in On the Mountain by Jamie Dawson, Director of Education

Director of Education Jamie Dawson reflects on her path to Hawk Mountain and the impact of influential women both in her life and in the history of Hawk Mountain.

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Women in Conservation at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Posted on March 05, 2021 in On the Mountain by Rebekah Smith, Science-Education Outreach Coordinator, & Several Staff Members

Hawk Mountain represents a model for gender inclusivity and equity for other conservation organizations across the county and abroad. In this blog, enjoy perspectives shared by female Sanctuary staff members.

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On the Shoulders of Giants

Posted on December 28, 2020 in On the Mountain by Tianna Johnson, 2020 Education Trainee

2020 Trainee Tianna Johnson shares the impact the education traineeship had on her as a hands-on scientist and as a science communicator.

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Reflection on the Rocks

Posted on December 22, 2020 in On the Mountain by Brandon Brogle, 2020 Conservation Trainee

2020 Trainee Brandon Brogle recounts how much he learned during his traineeship experience from the many different people and facets of the Sanctuary.

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How Hawk Mountain Changed Me

Posted on December 17, 2020 in On the Mountain by Andrea Drumbore, 2020 EducationTrainee

2020 Trainee Andrea Drumbore reminisces on how she has grown as a confident educator during her time at Hawk Mountain.

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Best of Both Worlds

Posted on December 11, 2020 in On the Mountain by Alyssa Polanksy, 2020 Conservation Trainee

2020 Trainee Alyssa Polansky reminisces on her time at the Mountain both as a former education trainee and recently as a science trainee, and how her experiences as both have set her up for success in her career.

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Looking Back at Hawk Mountain 2020 Winter Bird Population Surveys

Posted on May 28, 2020 in On the Mountain by Bracken Brown, Biologist-Naturalist, and Rebekah Smith, Science-Education Outreach Coordinator

Along with the annual fall and spring raptor migration counts, the Sanctuary has been surveying how birds use the Hawk Mountain landscape by performing long-term breeding and winter bird surveys.

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Becoming a Raptor Up Close Volunteer

Posted on April 24, 2020 in On the Mountain by Kelsey Schwenk, Volunteer

Volunteer Kelsey Schwenk reminisces about her journey to becoming a Raptors Up Close volunteer under the mentorship of long-time volunteer Cheryl Faust.

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Wilderness First Responder: Spanning Generations at Hawk Mountain.

Posted on April 10, 2020 in On the Mountain by Christopher Broughton-Bossong, FF/AEMT

Read more about how Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s stewardship team has served to expand our growing community through the eyes of Christopher Broughton-Bossong, who has taught wilderness first responder courses on the Mountain since 2015.

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On the Road to Becoming a Hawk Mountain “Raptors Up Close!” Mentor

Posted on March 30, 2020 in On the Mountain by Cheryl Faust, Volunteer

Raptor Care Volunteer Cheryl Faust has been an important asset to helping our Educators train new volunteers to be a part of our Raptor Care efforts and public education programming.

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Bridging the Gap

Posted on January 21, 2020 in On the Mountain by Diana Myers, Education Trainee 2019

Diana joined Hawk Mountain as a 2019 Education and Science Trainee and enjoyed learning how to bridge the gap between hands-on research and educating audience members of all ages on the importance of local-to-global conservation.

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The Decade is Down for the Count

Posted on December 19, 2019 in On the Mountain by Hawk Mountain Staff

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Raptor Field Techniques Are Not Just for Scientists Anymore

Posted on November 30, 2019 in On the Mountain by Amy Haus

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The Peaks of my Hawk Mountain Journey

Posted on September 06, 2019 in On the Mountain by Alyssa Polansky, Summer 2019 Education Trainee

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Leaving the Nest

Posted on August 22, 2019 in On the Mountain by Gianna Destefani, Communications Intern

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Flying in Tandem

Posted on August 09, 2019 in On the Mountain by Shannon Lambert, Spring 2019 Education Trainee Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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Wonderful and Wild: Volunteering at Hawk Mountain

Posted on July 18, 2019 in On the Mountain by Sandy Lockerman, long-time volunteer

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