New graduate student leads broadwing study

Rebecca McCabe, M.S. Candidate

Posted on January 28, 2014 in Science

By Jennifer Cleary
Communications Intern 

A recent graduate of Millersville University, Rebecca performed an independent observational study on the nesting behavior of Broad-winged Hawks at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary during which she located nest sites and documented nesting behavior. In spring 2014, she returns to lead field work on a new study to tag and track up to six nestling broadwings for two years or longer. Learn more about the study now.
Before her time at Hawk Mountain, Rebecca assisted with banding and installing nest boxes for Barn Owl conservation at the Pennsylvania Game Commission, as well as organized and conducted a biological inventory for Lancaster County Conservancy’s Holtwood Preserve in collaboration with Millersville University professors and students. She also served as a project leader in the design and construction of two insect hotels on the Homefields property in Millersville, and was an environmental education intern for the Lancaster County Conservancy.
Rebecca is a member of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association, the Raptor Research Foundation, the Entomological Society of America, and the American Ornithologists Union. In her free time, she enjoys hiking, traveling, and volunteering, and looks forward to beginning graduate school.