Meet the Artist: Bryce Robinson

11 November 2022
Bryce is a longtime friend and colleague of HawkWatch International, serving over a decade ago as a migration crew member at our Goshute Mountains HawkWatch. We have had the joy of watching Bryce evolve into a full-fledged raptor biologist and a professional scientific illustrator. Since his HWI days, Bryce has…

Meet the Artists: Bird Warde and Marc Mendes

07 November 2022
Meet artist duo Bird and Marc of Camp Mustelid. To me, their art feels like getting a warm hug. Together these two have found a recognizable style inspired by the natural world, encouraging you to notice the little wonders all around. These two are excellent world builders and character developers,…

HWI Heads to the Raptor Research Foundation Conference

31 October 2022
After two years of virtual conferences, members of the HWI staff were thrilled to join their colleagues in the very warm Fort Lauderdale for the Raptor Research Foundation conference. In addition to reconnecting with and learning from colleagues, three members of the HawkWatch International team—Jessica Taylor, Jesse Watson, and Nicole…

Education & Outreach Director Melissa Halvorsen Selected as Utah Informal Science Educator of the Year

28 October 2022
HawkWatch International Education & Outreach Director Melissa Halvorsen was selected as the Utah Informal Science Educator of the Year earlier this month. She was recognized for her work providing informal science education programs and advocating for the importance of informal science education. Laura Cotter, Informal Education Representative from the Utah…

West Desert Golden Eagles: A Cause for Concern, A Cause for Hope

20 October 2022
Monitoring raptor populations is a long game. Here at HawkWatch International, we try not to put too much emphasis on what happens in any particular year, given the fluctuations that can happen due to a wide variety of conditions like drought, fire, prey populations, and more. That said, the past…

Season of the Swainson’s: Migration Update

12 October 2022
This migration season has been a bit slow to start, but we have finally reached a steady flow of migrants. Across the board, our crews have observed high numbers of Swainson’s Hawks this fall. We are only partway through the season, and there is still analysis to be done comparing…

New, collaborative Raptor Population Index website features migration count trends and Raptors at Risk analyses

10 October 2022
Have you ever visited a raptor migration count site and wondered what happens to all the information counters spend months collecting? The latest scientific analysis by the internationally award-winning Raptor Population Index Project (RPI) uses decades worth of count data from across North America to show long-term and short-term trends…

HawkWatching Lightning Round with HWI Staff

06 October 2022
As we all take time to experience the magic of migration, you’ve no doubt seen lots of info from us about how and why we count migrating raptors, as well as tips and tricks to improve your raptor ID skills. But during this time of the season, our teams can…

Announcing the Inaugural Winners of the Jerry Liguori Raptor Conservation and Education Scholarship

26 September 2022
We are happy to announce the three awardees of our Jerry Liguori Raptor Conservation and Education Scholarship! The loss of Jerry left a hole in our community, and this scholarship was formed to honor Jerry and his contributions to raptor conservation by creating a way for his work to continue…

Meet the 2022 Crew: Grand Canyon

20 September 2022
Our Grand Canyon HawkWatch is one of our most visited sites, seeing nearly 1,500 visitors each fall. This count site is also the only spot in our network where you can see the Critically Endangered California Condor. So far, our crew has counted 442 individuals of 17 different species. Together…