Meet the 2018 Corpus Crew

12 September 2018
Text by Daniel Horton, Corpus Christi HawkWatch crew member Hello! It's a new year and with it a new, wonderful season of hawk watching down at the Corpus Christi HawkWatch. It's been relatively slow this season in terms of numbers, but we've had a couple of both relatively standard and…

2018 Forest Owl Season Wrap-up

01 August 2018
We just completed the third year of our Forest Owl Study--twelve weeks of fieldwork studying small owl communities and the tree hollows they use to nest and roost in the forests of southeast Arizona and northern Utah.  This is a collaborative project between HawkWatch International and Earthwatch Institute.  Thank you…

Sky Migrations Joins MountainFilm World Tour

06 June 2018
The excitment continues as Sky Migrations rolls on in the MountainFilm World Tour. This award-winning, short-film by directors Max Lowe, Charles Post, and Forest Woodard features HawkWatch International in a story on raptor migration. In Sky Migrations, ecologist Charles Post follows the raptor migration flight from Goshute Mountains HawkWatch to Manzano Mountains HawkWatch to share…

Travel Nevada story on Goshute Mountains HawkWatch

20 April 2018
Thanks to Sydney Martinez of Travel Utah for visiting the Goshute Mountains HawkWatch site last fall (2017), and sharing this great story on the Travel Nevada website (click the image below to read). And for including the Goshutes site on the Discover page. 

New Research Indicates Egyptian Vultures Spend Majority of Time in Compact, Developed Areas

04 April 2018
The first-ever satellite-tracking study of Egyptian Vultures tagged in the Middle East and East Africa indicates that the species spends a majority of its time in a relatively small area characterized by human development such as highways, power lines, and dumps. The 16 vultures tagged in the study covered an…

Deploying Cutting Edge Satellite Technology on Kestrels -- a Full Cycle Phenology project

15 March 2018
by Jesse Watson and Jay Winiarski Visit the Full Cycle Phenology website to read their latset blog post and learn more about the project. In 2014 we initiated our American Kestrel Study along the Wasatch Front to address concerns about reported population declines over the past few decades. In addition…

Share with Wildlife: Raptor Migration Surveys

09 January 2018
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
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
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
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…