Notes from the Field

Six Months of Success: Checking in on 2023’s Global Raptor Grant Recipients

With support from sponsor Kaddas Enterprises, recipients of the 2023 Global Raptor Research & Conservation Grant have spent the last six months working to conserve critical raptor species around the world. From conducting fieldwork to developing outreach materials, each team has made significant progress on their projects focusing on vulnerable and endangered species. Lungten, Palla’s […]

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A Snowy Spring: Gunsight HawkWatch Mid-season Update

We are halfway through our spring migration count at Gunsight Mountain HawkWatch! Our counters, Arthur and Cory, sent over an update for you on how this season’s count is coming along—and spoiler alert—the snow never stops! Despite the challenging weather, our counters report some surprises that keep hawkwatching interesting. We are amidst an Alaskan winter

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Why Maintaining Nest Boxes is Important

Each year, our team at HawkWatch International, including our volunteer community scientists, monitors around 100 pairs of nesting kestrels that use boxes in our network of 500+ in northern Utah, Moscow/Pullman area, and Tucson, Arizona. This effort is part of an ongoing long-term demographic study that includes data from 800+ nesting attempts and over 2,600

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