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HawkWatch International Welcomes Tubac HawkWatch to Network

TUBAC, ARIZONA—HawkWatch International is excited to announce it will be partnering with the Tubac Nature Center to run the Tubac HawkWatch beginning February 15, 2024.  Tubac will be the eighth location in HawkWatch International’s network of migration monitoring sites and will become the second spring site in the current network. The site is unique in […]

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Over 57,000 Mississippi Kites Migrate Through Corpus Christi HawkWatch

September 7, 2023—Raptor biologists had an unexpectedly busy day last week when 28,103 Mississippi Kites migrated past the Corpus Christi HawkWatch. In total, the biologists have now counted over 57,000 of the species—over 3x as many as are typically seen at the site each fall.  Crew member Daniel Horton, who is working his 6th season

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HawkWatch Takes the Night Shift: Field Surveys of the Mexican Spotted Owl

When we picture Spotted Owls, we often imagine a silent and enigmatic figure amidst the backdrop of a dense and shadowy old-growth forest. However, unlike the California Spotted Owl and the Northern Spotted Owl, the Mexican Spotted Owl (Strix occidentalis lucida) inhabits the four corners region of the United States. Utah’s Spotted Owls seek refuge

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Vulnerable Species Documented for the First Time in 30 Years in the Horn of Africa

For the first time in over three decades, the existence of a vulnerable mammal—the cheetah—has been confirmed in Djibouti. The discovery was made by a team of scientists led by Dr. Megan Murgatroyd of HawkWatch International and the Fitzpatrick Institute of African Ornithology during a broad biodiversity study in the Horn of Africa. “Although the

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Long-term Monitoring Efforts End at Chelan Ridge HawkWatch

May 10, 2023—After 25 years, HawkWatch International has decided to end its long-term raptor migration monitoring efforts at the Chelan Ridge HawkWatch in eastern Washington. During that time, volunteers counted thousands of birds at the research site, thanks to strong partnerships with the Okanogan-Wenatchee National Forest, local Audubon chapters, and the surrounding community.  Executive Director

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