It's time to REGISTER for the final RAPTORS REVEALED program, “Chasing Broad-wingeds from Pennsylvania to Peru: Broad-winged Hawk Migration”

You'll want to see this one too!  It's this Thursday, April 29, at 4 pm EDT via secure Zoom

You are invited to join MSRW for the third and final program of the MSRW's Raptors Revealed speaker series to learn about Broad-winged Hawk migration ecology.  This research is relevant to Michigan as well as Pennsylvania where the study was undertaken.  It also shows the type of information we might expect to learn from the new MSRW study of putting backpack transmitters on Red-tailed Hawks.

From 2014 through 2020 Hawk Mountain Sanctuary on Kittatinny Ridge in central Pennsylvania followed 16 Broad-winged Hawks during nesting, migration, and wintering periods using satellite tracking. Because Broad-winged Hawks have declined in some parts of their range, the study focused on understanding basic biology as well as possible conservation threats. In this talk you will learn about Broad-winged Hawk migration ecology and habitat use throughout the year. You will see data on the length of migration, departure dates, and migration speeds, comparing patterns between adults and young birds. Presenter Laurie J. Goodrich, Ph.D. is the Director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary in Orwigsburg, PA. She serves on the Hawk Migration Association of North America Board of Directors and as a Fellow in the American Ornithological Society. Her favorite place to be in all the world is watching hawks at Hawk Mountain’s North Lookout. 

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See the talk description and Dr. Laurie Goodrich's full bio at:

In a brief ceremony after the talk, MSRW will give the 2021 Wind Under Wings award to Kieran Fleming, representing the Little Traverse Conservancy.  This award recognizes extraordinary contributions to society related to the study or public education about birds of prey. 
Laurie J. Goodrich, Ph.D. is the Director of Conservation Science at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Remember, the Auction for MSRW ENDS on April 30th


Click HERE to bid on amazing auction items to benefit raptors!  Look in particular at the contribution from glass artist Nancy Demeuse.   The picture hardly does justice to the fused glass American Kestrel, perfect for a coffee table or alcove shelf.  It stands 8.26" tall and 6.25" wide and sits on a base cut from a log.  This art will add cachet to your home and remind you and all your visitors of the beauty of nature.

The mission of the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch is to conduct research in the Straits of Mackinac area on migrating birds of prey, to support their conservation, and to inform and inspire people about them. 

MSRW is a non-profit organization that depends on your donation!  The group appreciates support from more than 350 individual and business contributors, and from area organizations, including the Mackinac Area Visitors Bureau and Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation.

To learn more or to donate, visit our newly updated website at:  We appreciate support from Petoskey Harbor Springs Area Community Foundation that enabled this website transformation.
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