[CT Birds] Hawk Migration Association of North America Conference 2012 in Connecticut

streatham2003 at aol.com streatham2003 at aol.com
Fri Aug 3 10:34:31 EDT 2012

Hi All,

Perhaps a little early to be advertising an event for Mid-October but I know how quickly birders schedules book up in fall. I thought this might be of interest to some members, especially the hawkwatching fans amongst us. The event is open to all, HMANA member or not.

Luke Tiller, Wilton.

The Hawk Migration Association of North American (HMANA)will hold its 2012 conference, “Counting for the Future,” hosted by theNational Audubon Society at the Audubon Center in Greenwich CT: www.http://greenwich.audubon.org/ on October 13and 14.  The conference is open to both members and non-members of HMANA and will be acelebration of hawk watching during the peak migration season at one of NewEngland’s oldest hawk watch sites, Quaker Ridge.

The conference will feature an array of scientific presentations, paneldiscussions, raptor identification workshops, and field trips to local hawkwatch sites. Keynote speaker for the conference will be Peter Dunne, notedauthor and Director of Cape May Bird Observatory. Sponsored by Swarovski Optik,Mr. Dunne, the author of The Wind Masters and co-author of Hawks In Flight,will reflect upon 36 years of hawk watching and share the events that standout.

Throughout the weekend, conference participants will have anopportunity to gain greater insight into the conservation challenges facingraptor populations and to develop the collaborative strategies needed tomaintain stable populations. For more information or to register, visit HMANA’swebsite at www.hmana.org/Conference2012/ You can hear Julie Brown, MonitoringSite Coordinator for HMANA on BirdcallsRadio http://birdcallsradio.com/   on September 30th talking about the work ofHMANA, hawk watching in general as well as about the conference itself.

(The Hawk Migration Association of North America is amembership-based organization committed to the conservation of raptors throughthe scientific study, enjoyment, and appreciation of raptor migration.Audubon’s mission is toconserve and restore natural ecosystems, focusing on birds, other wildlife, andtheir habitats for the benefit of humanity and the earth's biological diversity.)

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