Eric Chabot has worked seasonally for HawkWatch International since 2012, watching Golden Eagles in the West Desert of Utah, and began his current role within the organization in 2015. Originally from Vermont, he received a bachelor's degree from Vassar College in 2008. Since leaving the East, he has worked for the Washington Conservation Corps on wetland enhancement and plant survey efforts, the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources where he conducted fish surveys on the Green and Colorado rivers, and The Peregrine Fund in New Mexico as part of an Aplomado Falcon re-introduction project.
Eric is an outdoor enthusiast and active rock climber, a skill he has put to use within HWI by helping with the effort to deploy satellite transmitters on Golden Eagle nestlings throughout Utah and the Great Basin. He is looking forward to another field season in the West Desert and to improving his GIS skills in the office. He also enjoys riding his snowboard and playing the fiddle.