Volunteer Spotlight: Wendy Sears

15 April 2022
How long have you been volunteering with HawkWatch International?  I started training as a docent in the fall of 2015. How did you get started volunteering with HWI? HawkWatch International volunteers were with the Raptor Ambassadors outside of my place of employment at the time. I was enamored with the…

Volunteer Spotlight: Tammy and Emily Sarzalejo

12 April 2022
How long have you been volunteering with HWI? We became docents in October of 2021. How did you get started volunteering with HWI? I saw a post on Facebook by Education and Outreach Director Melissa Halvorsen, who is a former colleague from Living Planet Aquarium, about HWI needing docents. My…

Calurus: The Oldest Known Red-tailed Hawk?

29 March 2022
Our Raptor Ambassador Calurus might just be the oldest known Red-tailed Hawk. Calurus was brought to a rehabber in 1992 after getting tangled in a barbed wire fence and suffering an injury to his left-wing. The extent of the injury required a partial amputation that removed some of his flight…

Meet the 2022 American Kestrel Conservation Interns

25 March 2022
Springtime means nesting season research and the start of HWI’s American Kestrel Conservation Internship! Through this program, we provide opportunities for early-career biologists to gain valuable experience in the field, collecting and managing data, and getting hands-on experience working with cavity-nesting raptors.  We designed this program with access in mind,…

Volunteer Spotlight: Tom Jones

22 March 2022
Meet this month’s volunteer spotlight, Tom Jones! Tom has volunteered at HawkWatch International in many different roles—if there is an opportunity to gather data and get out in the field, Tom gets after it! Every year Tom monitors around 20 American Kestrel Boxes in addition to maintaining, hanging, and repairing…

Tools and Tips for Spring Hawkwatching

15 March 2022
With the warming weather, here at HWI we are getting excited to get outside and see some raptors! We’ve put together a list of a few ways you can be better prepared for your next spring birding trip.    Get Comfortable Getting Outdoors PC Dave Oleyar Although it may be…

Meet the 2022 Crew: Gunsight Mountain HawkWatch

08 March 2022
Today, March 10th marks the start of the 2022 spring migration count at the Gunsight Mountain HawkWatch in Alaska! A partnership between HWI and the Alaska Department of Fish and Game, the Gunsight Mountain HawkWatch season runs through May 15th and is the northernmost count site in North America. This…

Volunteer Spotlight: Mac Kincaid

23 February 2022
How long have you been volunteering with HawkWatch International?  I started training as a docent in the summer of 2016. How did you get started volunteering with HWI? I happened to meet a couple of docents who were at an event with Kotori and Aymara, and I was psyched out…

Are Drones a Threat to Raptors?

23 February 2022
Lately, we’ve been receiving a lot of questions asking about the possible impact of drones on raptors. Dr. Steve Slater, our Conservation Science Director, and confessed drone enthusiast has provided his take below. The answer to whether or not drones are a threat to raptors is not a simple one.…

Mid-project Update from the 2021 Global Raptor Research and Conservation Grant Recipients

17 February 2022
We recently announced the winners of our 2022 Global Raptor Research and Conservation Grant and were able to award 4 scientists with funding for their projects. But what are our 2021 recipients up to? Keep reading to hear what Himani, Veronica, and Ana have accomplished as they reach the midpoint…