Spring migration is on! So, we are going back to basics, starting at ground one for IDing raptors. The first step to identifying a raptor is deciding which family group (aka raptor type) the individual belongs to. In this blog, we will not be talking about the nitty gritty of taxonomy and the genetic links […]
Most of us at HawkWatch International not only love raptors; we also love everything to do with the great outdoors and spending as much time outside as possible. Recreating in spaces that our raptor friends and other wildlife call home, however, comes with a responsibility. In this blog, I’ll talk about the recent growth in
“What a cool job!” “Are you a volunteer- this isn’t an actual job, right?” “How do I get a fun job like yours?” It seems that every time I’m out at a program with one of our Ambassador Birds on my arm, I hear variations of these comments from our learners. And to be honest
How have we been in existence for over 35 years and not written a blog on this topic? I do not know! Accipiters are famously tough to tell apart—even giving raptor experts pause. Before we dive in, we want to drive home that sometimes it will be impossible to make a firm ID call. Leaving
Another year of raptor conservation, education, and research is in the books! This year, we’ve put in a collective effort to expand our community of supporters as well as the species and places we study. We are excited to share with you all the ways we have grown this year thanks to people like you!