Join the Celebration
Join HawkWatch International for Wings Across the West on April 26, 2019, at the Cleone Peterson Eccles Alumni House.
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 Erica Hansen and Her Jazzy Gents.
While you enjoy a delectable dinner, HWI Senior Scientist Dave Oleyar will discuss the engaged and enthused citizen scientists working to expose the mystery of Forest Owls found on the sky islands of Arizona: the Chiricahua Mountains.
Please join us for an exceptional and rarefied experience!
Click here to view our 2019 sponsorship opportunities. For questions, contact Christina Castellano at or 801-484-6808 x109.
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.