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…

Meet the 2022 Crew: Manzano Mountains

20 September 2022
In a typical year, our Manzano Mountains HawkWatch sees around 5,000 to 7,000 migrants of around 18 different species. So far, our crew has counted 453 individuals of 18 different species, meaning there are lots more birds coming their way! Turkey Vultures make up the majority of the current count,…

Meet the 2022 Crew: Commissary Ridge

14 September 2022
This fall marks 20 years of counting raptors at Commissary Ridge HawkWatch. All those years ago, we saw a gap in coverage of long-term raptor migration surveys in the Central Rockies between Montana and New Mexico. After conducting surveys across the state, Commissary Ridge came out on top with high…

Dr. Murgatroyd Selected as Finalist for Prestigious Conservationist Award

13 September 2022
Interim Director of International Programs Dr. Megan Murgatroyd was selected today as a finalist for a prestigious award in recognition of her contributions toward saving some of the world’s most threatened birds. Officials from the Indianapolis Prize, the world’s leading award for animal conservation, selected Dr. Megan “Meg” Murgatroyd as…

Meet the 2022 Crew: Bonney Butte

12 September 2022
This is the 28th annual count of migrating raptors at Bonney Butte HawkWatch. Our crew has counted 193 birds of 17 different species. The count has been relatively distributed, with high numbers of Red-tailed Hawks, Osprey, and Sharp-shinned Hawks.  This year is also exciting for Bonney Butte HawkWatch because something…

Final Update: 2021 Global Raptor Research and Conservation Grant Awardees

08 September 2022
It is bittersweet to announce that our 2021 Global Raptor Research and Conservation Grant awardees have submitted their final project reports. Through this program, we have supported their projects all across the globe—from India to Ghana to Colombia! We are so grateful for these biologists' contributions over the past year…

Meet the 2022 Crew: Chelan Ridge

02 September 2022
We have been counting at Chelan Ridge HawkWatch since 1998, meaning this fall marks our 24th season! Our Chelan Ridge Crew Members have been counting for just over a week. So far, they have counted over 70 individuals of 12 different species. They recently banded their first falcon of the…

Wrapping Up & Starting Up: Updates from the GRRC Grant Awardees

26 August 2022
It’s hard to believe that it’s almost time to once again begin accepting submissions for the Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant! But, before we do that, we’d love to update you on how our existing grantees are doing. Here’s how 2022’s awardees have spent the first six months…  …

Meet the 2022 Crew: Goshute Mountains HawkWatch

25 August 2022
Sweeping desert views, fabulous hawkwatching, and even better people are what make up our Goshute Mountains HawkWatch! Since August 15th, our crew of five has been counting and banding together up on the ridge. So far, we’ve seen 132 individuals of 11 different species. Right now, Red-tailed Hawks make up…