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Join HawkWatch International for Wings Across the West on April 26, 2019, at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House at the University of Utah in Salt Lake City.

Relish tales with old friends and new, and revel in the company of fellow raptor conservationists. Take a chance and bid on rare and unique auction items as you are serenaded by the soothing tones of Miss Erica Hansen and Her Jazzy Gents.
While you enjoy a delectable dinner, HWI Senior Scientist Dr. Dave Oleyar will expose the mystery of Forest Owls found on the sky islands of Arizona: the Chiricahua Mountains.

By joining us, you are helping to make our conservation, science and education programs a reality.

Event Details

Date: April 26, 2019, 6-10 p.m.
Location: Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House, Salt Lake City, Utah (map)
Single Ticket: $125
Table Sponsor: $1,500 (Includes eight seats, and recognition in event program and on event website)
Attire: Casual to cocktail

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We sincerely hope you can join us! If you can't attend, please consider donating tickets for HawkWatch International staff and volunteers.

View our 2019 sponsorship opportunities.

For questions, please contact us at or 801-484-6808.


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Deer Valley Ski Resort

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Holbrook Travel

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Log Haven Restaurant

Loren Davis

Mark Miller Subaru


Megaplex Theatres

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Natalia Wilkins-Tyler

Natural History Museum of Utah


Pioneer Theatre Company

Red Butte Garden

Ruth's Chris Steak House

SugarHouse BBQ

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Forest Owls in the Chiricahua Mountains

Cavity nesting species, including small owls, play important roles in many ecosystems.  Many rely upon other animals (woodpeckers) or processes (rot and decay) to create the cavities that they shelter and breed in.  Despite being quite popular at the moment in popular culture, very little information exists on the breeding ecology and habitat relationships of many small owl species.  In fact, many small forest owl species are listed as ‘Species of Greatest Conservation Need’ in the State Wildlife Action Plans of many western U.S. states.

HawkWatch International is partnering with the Earthwatch Institute to address some of these questions and fill information gaps regarding the natural history of some owl species in two exciting locations in the western U.S.: The Chiricahua Mountains of southeastern Arizona and the Wasatch Mountains in northern Utah.

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