Providing leadership in raptor conservation science

International trainees assist with the hawk count, learning more about wildlife monitoring and data collection

Acopian Center for Conservation Learning  
Working Globally  
Raptor Tracking Maps 
Ongoing Research     
Long-term Migration Counts   
International Training    
Trainee Endowment
Scientific Publications 

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Conservation Science department is housed at the Acopian Center for Conservation Learning

Mary Linkevich
Director of Development
[email protected] or 610-756-6000 x212

Meet the Hawk Mountain scientists

The Hawk Mountain philosphy

The Hawk Mountain Conservation Science Program...

  • Uses biology and environmental science to develop adaptive management strategies to protect the world's migrating raptors, their migration systems, and the natural habitats upon which they depend.
  • Works with world-class raptor scientists and other conservationists, graduate students and international trainees at the world-class Acopian Center for Conservation Learning to share ideas, collect and analyze new information, and formulate and test new conservation strategies.
  • Exposes the next generation of raptor conservationists to experts in the field by hosting visiting scholars and scientists from specialized disciplines.
  • Acts as a global information hub and catalyst for raptor biology and raptor conservation.
  • Hosts and coordinates special symposia at which leading conservation scientists discuss, analyze and report their findings.
  • Trains hawkwatchers in data-management to increase electronic access of valuable short- and long-term raptor migration databases.
  • Works with local and regional colleagues in Appalachian Mountain ecology.