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Share with Wildlife: Raptor Migration Surveys

09 January 2018 Written by
Story and photos by Ginny Seamster, New Mexico Department of Game and Fish, Share with Wildlife Coordinator Visit the NMDGF website to view this story, and other Share with Wildlife partner stories (click the Project Highlights tab). Some species of birds migrate and, due to local topography, distribution of water…

Sky Migrations on the Banff World Tour

03 January 2018 Written by
In the fall of 2016, ecologist and storyteller Charles Post and photographers/videographers Max Lowe and Forest Woodard joined our migration crews at our Goshute and Manzano HawkWatch sites to experience the wonder that is raptor migration. “We felt inspired by what we had seen: beautiful birds that we banded and…

Ethiopia Project Update

06 November 2017 Written by
Our team has just returned from an exciting and productive trip to Ethiopia, in East Africa, where we have been investigating the status, ecology, and conservation of endangered vulture species. Ethiopia is host to the highest diversity of vultures anywhere in the world, with seven spectacular species regularly found around…

Black Diamond Equips HWI Migration Crew

02 November 2017 Written by
Working at a migration site for HawkWatch International can be challenging. Crews work six days a week for a small seasonal stipend that covers their basic costs while on site. Days can be long, and this time of year may begin with chipping ice off their drinking water, followed by…

A 2017 Farewell from the Manzanos

25 October 2017 Written by
Text and photos by Danny Erickson Greetings from Capilla Peak! The fall raptor migration is sure starting to slow up here for the Manzano Mountains HawkWatch with fewer birds counted and trapped as we close in on the end of the season. It is well past peak migration, but we have…

A day in the life of a migration monitor on Chelan Ridge

24 October 2017 Written by
Text and photo by Magill Schumm A day in the life of a migration monitor at the Chelan Ridge HawkWatch: 0630 Your alarm goes off. You stick your head out of your sleeping bag, try to sit up, realize how much colder the outside world is and then hit snooze…