"The HawkWatch weekend was an absolutely magical experience for me. I will never forget it. The HawkWatch staff was great, and of course the up close and personal encounters with the raptors were amazing."
-Lynn Bohs, Frontline Science participant
September 28-30, 2018
Goshute Mountains HawkWatch
Explore Your Wild Side
If you've ever dreamed of working as a field biologist, this is your chance! Be a part of our Frontline Science program and learn all about raptor migration as you spend a weekend working along side our field crew. Get a glimpse of what it's like to live on top of a mountain for three months monitoring raptors.
Observation, Trapping & Banding
Help our observers collect bird and weather data while picking up key insights on in-flight raptor identification. You will learn the tricks of the trade when it comes to identifying and counting birds of prey as they begin their trek south for the winter, and get an inside look at our banding operations as you spend time inside the blind alongside the crew, getting to release raptors. Be prepared to get your hands dirty!
Site, Schedule & Fees
The workshop will take place at our Goshute Mountains HawkWatch, just south of Wendover, NV. This beautiful site is well known as one of the top hawkwatch sites in the country, boasting the highest count and species diversity of any western site.
We will meet at the trail head on Friday evening to hike up to the site together--it's a two mile hike, climbing 1,500 ft in elevation--and have dinner with the crew. Saturday and Sunday you will spend time at the observation site and banding blind, departing Sunday afternoon (you are welcome to depart at your convenience).