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25th Anniversary Event
2011 Fall Migration Citizen Science Training
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July 2011
Issue #62
Dear omss,
Hello fellow hawkwatchers!  We are having a busy summer here at HWI; nesting season is coming to an end and fall migration preparation has begun.  Don't miss out on the opportunity to become a Citizen Scientist and participate at our migration sites.

We hope you can all join us for our 25th Anniversary event in Salt Lake City in September.  Get your tickets now!

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From all of us at HawkWatch International, thank you for your support and for subscribing to our monthly e-newsletter, RaptorUpdate.
eventWings Across the West:
25 Years of Raptor Conservation 

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HawkWatch International's
Wings Across the West:

Celebrating 25 Years of Raptor Conservation 

September 8, 2011 

6:00 - 9:00 pm

Rice Eccles Stadium Tower, Salt Lake City 

Ticket price: $75

Click here to purchase your tickets today! 


Join us for an evening of friends, food, hands-on educational displays, and our very special guest lecturer

National Geographic Photographer Joel Sartore  


Photo (c) Joel Sartore/joelsartore.com

Joel is a committed conservationist who has

worked with National

Geographic for 20 years, and has a passion for endangered species and land use issues.  Don't miss his visually beautiful and inspiring presentation and the chance to meet him in person.

For more information, visit our website.
2011 Fall Migration Citizen Science Training
Have you ever wondered if you have what it takes to work at a HWI migration site?  If the answer is yes, this four day program is for you.  You will learn the necessary skills, use them in the field at our Commissary Ridge Raptor Migration Site in Wyoming, and return to the site later in the season to help with the migration count.

Part 1 - Why Watch Hawks?
Thursday, August 25, 2011
HWI Headquarters:  2240 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
7:00 pm
Learn about HWI, why we study migration, where our migration sites are located, and the role you will play as a Citizen Scientist.

Part 2 - Raptor ID Seminarobservers
Saturday, August 27, 2011
HWI Headquarters:  2240 South 900 East, Salt Lake City, Utah
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
This four hour intensive class will help you learn the skills necessary to assist our observers and counters at the site.

Part 3 - Field Trip to Commissary Ridge
Friday and Saturday, September 2 - 3, 2011
Commissary Ridge Raptor Migration Site, Wyoming
Meet in Kemmerer at 5:30 pm (directions to follow).  Friday evening will be spent enjoying great food and camaraderie; and Saturday will be full of raptor ID, counting, and expanding your raptor knowledge.

To participate in this program, you must attend all three events.  For more information contact Jennifer Hajj, jhajj@hawkwatch.org
Space is limited, registration is required!
Upcoming Events

The Art and Science of Hawkwatching 

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

REI: 3285 East 3300 South, Salt Lake City  
7:00 - 8:00 pm  


In the Fall, migrating birds of prey start their journeys along migration corridors, eventually finding their way to their winter homes.  Hawkwatchers flock to places along these migration corridors to see them, to learn about them, and to count them.  Find out more about these interesting people, the birds they love, and how you can become one of them!Yaki


Raptor Program

Friday, August 26, 2011

Mirror Lake Campground, Utah 

7:00 - 8:00 pm


Come out and meet our education raptors.  Learn about why we have the birds, why raptors are unique, and the work HWI does on their behalf. 

 Raptors In The News

Please feel free to email us at enews@hawkwatch.org if you have questions, comments, or suggestions.  For more information about HawkWatch International, please visit our website at www.hawkwatch.org.

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