Raptor Diaries

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How Hawk Mountain Helped Bring Vulture Awareness to The Gambia

Posted on January 27, 2020 in In the Field by Momodou Lamin Dibba, Spring 2019 Conservation Science Trainee

Read about how Spring 2019 Trainee Alumni Momodou Dibba has been inspired by Hawk Mountain to continue to bring vulture positivity to The Gambia through research and education in our newly posted blog. Momodou will be continuing his hooded vulture research this year and hopes to collect information about their population in The Gambia by surveying local slaughterhouses.

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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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SOAR to Greater Heights

Posted on December 13, 2019 in In the Field by Merlyn Nkomo, former conservation science trainee

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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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Thermal Scouting

Posted on November 27, 2019 in In the Field by Bracken Brown, Hawk Mountain Biologist-Naturalist

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Surviving the Winter with the World’s Southernmost Bird of Prey

Posted on November 14, 2019 in In the Field by Katie Harrington, Hawk Mountain Research Associate & Former Conservation Science Trainee

Katie Harrington Hawk Mountain Research Associate & former trainee in which she recalls her recent field study trip to observe Falkland Islands' Johnny Rooks a.k.a. striated caracaras and their winter vs. summer feeding behaviors.

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Batumi Crossroads

Posted on October 30, 2019 in In the Field by Dr. JF Therrien, Senior Scientist

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The Broad-winged Hawks of Mountaineer Village

Posted on October 23, 2019 in In the Field by Holly Hartshorne, Volunteer

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Temporary Tattoos for Long-term Conservation

Posted on October 10, 2019 in In the Field by Jillian Hojsak, Summer 2018 Conservation Science Trainee

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Inside the Arctic Blind

Posted on September 17, 2019 in In the Field by Rebecca McCabe, PhD Candidate McGill University, Hawk Mountain Graduate Student

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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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The Burrow Master

Posted on July 31, 2019 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science-Education Outreach Coordinator 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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Power Lines Remain a Threat for the Endangered Cinereous Vulture

Posted on May 16, 2019 in In the Field by Alfonso Godino, Research Associate

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Trailblazing for Armenian Raptors

Posted on May 09, 2019 in In the Field by Levon Harutyunyan, former conservation science trainee Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

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Environmental Literacy: A Continuum

Posted on April 24, 2019 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science Outreach Leadership Trainee

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Molded by the Mountain

Posted on March 28, 2019 in On the Mountain by Adehl Schwaderer, former conservation trainee

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Heroes of Hawk Mountain: Tom Cade

Posted on March 21, 2019 in Heroes of Hawk Mountain by Mary Linkevich, Director of Development

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The Mystery of Pennsylvania's Lesser Black-backed Gulls

Posted on March 06, 2019 in In the Field by David Barber, Research Biologist

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Land of the Sky Clowns

Posted on February 22, 2019 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science Outreach Leadership Trainee

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Heroes of Hawk Mountain: Fred Beste

Posted on February 14, 2019 in Heroes of Hawk Mountain by Mary Linkevich, Director of Development

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Please Pass the Machete: The Quest for the Harpy Eagle

Posted on February 04, 2019 in In the Field by Jamie Dawson, Educator

They were a venturing on this mysterious Central American journey and forever bound in fellowship forged by the quest for the elusive harpy eagle.

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Thar She Soars!

Posted on January 24, 2019 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science Outreach Leadership Trainee

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Soaring to Panama

Posted on January 14, 2019 in In the Field by Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Director of Long-term Monitoring

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Heroes of Hawk Mountain: Sarkis Acopian

Posted on December 24, 2018 in Heroes of Hawk Mountain by Hawk Mountain

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Irruptions and Innovation

Posted on December 21, 2018 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science Outreach Coordinator

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Trainee to International Conservation Pioneer

Posted on December 14, 2018 in In the Field by Alfonso Godino, Research Associate

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Across the Pond with Raptor Care Rock Star

Posted on December 05, 2018 in On the Mountain

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Heroes of Hawk Mountain: Warner Berthoff

Posted on November 26, 2018 in Heroes of Hawk Mountain by Hawk Mountain

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Informally Influential

Posted on November 14, 2018 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science Outreach Coordinator

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Tips for Conference Confidence

Posted on November 09, 2018 in In the Field by Zoe Bonerbo, Summer 2018 Education Intern

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Partnership of Promise

Posted on November 01, 2018 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Science Outreach Coordinator

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The Challenge in the Joy of Learning: Batumi 2018

Posted on October 31, 2018 in In the Field by Paulina Camarena, 2016 Conservation Science Trainee

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Heroes of Hawk Mountain: Ben Olewine IV

Posted on October 18, 2018 in On the Mountain by Mary Linkevich, Director of Development

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Batumi: The Final Frontier for Raptor Conservation

Posted on October 04, 2018 in In the Field by Sean Grace, President

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Home Among the Hills

Posted on September 20, 2018 in On the Mountain by Karissa Elser, Education Intern

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Cyrus Klingsberg

Posted on September 12, 2018 in Heroes of Hawk Mountain by Hawk Mountain

A retired senior scientist at the Department of Energy, Cyrus has published dozens of articles and lectured abroad, but during his downtime, he and his late wife Vera enjoyed nature and the movement of birds. The two were long-time Hawk Mountain members.

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Night Wanderers

Posted on August 24, 2018 in On the Mountain by Zoe Bonerbo, Summer 2018 Education Intern

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The Circumference of Home

Posted on August 08, 2018 in In the Field by Maren Cole, Conservation Corps Member

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Preserving Diversity in Education

Posted on July 24, 2018 in On the Mountain by Rachel Spagnola, Senior Educator

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Searching for Two Secretive Forest-Raptors

Posted on July 05, 2018 in In the Field by Lauren Sarnese, Goshawk and Broadwing Project Field Assistant 2018

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Monitoring Migration in Eilat, Israel

Posted on June 20, 2018 in In the Field by Ana De Osma Vargas-Machuca, Autumn 2016 Conservation Science Trainee

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The Best Kept Secret at Hawk Mountain

Posted on May 31, 2018 in On the Mountain by Sean Grace, President

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Cape Coral Kestrels

Posted on April 25, 2018 in In the Field by Kirsten Fuller, Spring 2018 Conservation Science Trainee

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Springtime in Montana

Posted on April 11, 2018 in In the Field by Dr. Jean-Francois Therrien, Senior Research Biologist

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A Back-to-Back Snowy Owl Adventure

Posted on March 28, 2018 in Blog by Rebecca McCabe, PhD Student, McGill University Hawk Mountain Research Assistant

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Sharing Experiences in Conservation

Posted on March 13, 2018 in On the Mountain by Christine Whitehair, Autumn 2017 Conservation Science Trainee

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Quick Q&A with the New President

Posted on February 21, 2018 in On the Mountain by Hawk Mountain

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Eyes Up and Open

Posted on February 14, 2018 in On the Mountain by Abigail DeVizia, 2017 Hawk Mountain Artist in Residence

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Percy the Victorious Vulture: A Hit in Zimbabwe

Posted on January 24, 2018 in In the Field by Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo, Former Conservation Science Trainee

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On the Vulture Chronicles: Vulture Detectives Pt 2

Posted on January 10, 2018 in In the Field by Adehl Schwaderer, former Conservation Science Trainee

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On the Vulture Chronicles: Vulture Detectives Pt 1

Posted on January 03, 2018 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, former Conservation Science Trainee

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Late Migration Mountain Musings

Posted on December 20, 2017 in On the Mountain by Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Director of Long-term Monitoring

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Adventures and Advancements in Captive Raptor Management

Posted on December 12, 2017 in On the Mountain by Rachel Spagnola, Senior Educator

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Best Laid Plans

Posted on November 30, 2017 in On the Mountain by Andrea Ambrose, Education Intern

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Going the Distance, Pt. 2

Posted on November 16, 2017 in In the Field by Adam Carter, Educator

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Culture in Conservation

Posted on November 08, 2017 in In the Field by Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo, Former Conservation Science Trainee

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Hawk Mountain's Educational Research

Posted on October 25, 2017 in In the Field by Kirsten Fuller, former education intern

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One-Health on the Horizon

Posted on October 11, 2017 in In the Field by Rebekah Smith, Former Education Intern

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Red-Letter Days

Posted on September 28, 2017 in On the Mountain by David Barber, Research Biologist

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Soaring Opportunities

Posted on August 17, 2017 in In the Field by Kirsten Fuller, former education intern

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Research Serendipity

Posted on August 04, 2017 in In the Field by JF Therrien, Senior Research Biologist

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Nature's Reverberations

Posted on July 19, 2017 in On the Mountain by Rachel Iola Spagnola, Senior Educator

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Cyprus: An Island of Birds

Posted on July 12, 2017 in In the Field by ebekah Smith, Education Intern

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Raptor Reflection from Across the Pond

Posted on June 25, 2017 in In the Field by Zoey Greenberg, Former Education Intern

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From Here, I Will Soar

Posted on June 22, 2017 in On the Mountain by Merlyn Nomusa Nkomo, Spring 2017 Conservation Science Trainee

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Going the Distance

Posted on June 14, 2017 in Blog by Adam Carter, Educator

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Keep Farmland Raptors Soaring

Posted on May 31, 2017 in In the Field by Katie Andrews, PA Farmland Raptors Volunteer

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A Day in the Field Searching for Goshawks

Posted on May 25, 2017 in In the Field by Rebecca McCabe, Graduate Student, & Zach Bordner, Broadwing Field Assistant

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Spring Migration Wrap Up: Breaking Records!

Posted on May 19, 2017 in On the Mountain by Gigi Romano, Communications Specialist

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Bridging the Gap of Research and Education

Posted on May 03, 2017 in On the Mountain by Kirsten Fuller, Education Intern

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In Quest of the "Blue Hawk" on Hawk Mountain

Posted on April 19, 2017 in In the Field by Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Director of Long-Term Monitoring

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Out in the Field

Posted on April 10, 2017 in In the Field by Katie Harrington, Research Associate and Former Conservation Science Trainee

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Thermal of Conservation

Posted on March 22, 2017 in On the Mountain by Zoey Greenberg, Education Inter

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Turkey Vulture Life Histories Revealed

Posted on March 13, 2017 in In the Field by Wouter Vansteelant, Visiting Scientist

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Osprey Crossing | Photo of the Week

Posted on March 01, 2017 in On the Mountain by Hawk Mountain

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Take a Trip to the Trails

Posted on February 22, 2017 in On the Mountain by Gigi Romano, Communications Specialist

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Annual Raptor Care and Wellness

Posted on February 13, 2017 in On the Mountain by Susan Pello, VMD, MS

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Hawk Mountain - In the Zone!

Posted on January 30, 2017 in On the Mountain by Breanna Bennett, Undergraduate Researcher

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Photos of the Week

Posted on January 17, 2017 in On the Mountain by Hawk Mountain

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Hello from our New President

Posted on January 12, 2017 in On the Mountain by Geri Unger, President

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Extending Our Reach

Posted on December 29, 2016 in On the Mountain by Erin Brown, Director of Education

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On the Vulture Chronicles: Finicky Feeders

Posted on December 19, 2016 in In the Field by Keith L. Bildstein, Ph.D., Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science

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Raven Games and Eagle Skies

Posted on December 12, 2016 in On the Mountain by Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Director of Long-term Monitoring

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Over the Coast and Far Away | Tracking Peregrine Falcons

Posted on November 14, 2016 in In the Field by Hawk Mountain

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On the Vulture Chronicles: Goodbye Homebody

Posted on November 14, 2016 in In the Field by Keith L. Bildstein, Ph.D., Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science

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On the Vulture Chronicles: Senegal's "Hoodies"

Posted on November 14, 2016 in In the Field by Keith L. Bildstein, Ph.D., Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science

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