New Flyers Promote Watch Sites

HMANA’s new two-sided color flyers help sites attract local people to hawkwatching and provide vital information for new watchers. View a sample of the HMANA flyer below.  To see how sites are utilizing them, visit the HMANA Site Flyer Page. 

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HMANA’s New Executive Director: Jane Ferreyra

The Hawk Migration Association of North America is excited to announce that Jane Ferreyra, from Farmington Hills, Michigan, will become our organization’s first executive director. “We can’t be more pleased that Jane has agreed to accept this leadership position,” HMANA’s Chair Carolyn Hoffman said. “I’m tremendously honored and excited to serve as HMANA’s first executive director,” said Ferreyra….

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RAPTORTHON – Celebrate the Migration!

March 1-May 31, 2017 Spring migration is here and what better way to celebrate than taking part in HMANA’s 9th season of Raptorthon! The purpose of Raptorthon is to have fun and to raise money to support HMANA’s and hawkwatchers’ work for raptors and hawkwatching throughout the Americas.  Like Birdathon, Raptorthon is a sponsored Bird…

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2016 Comes to a Close – Support HMANA in 2017

  Below is the year end letter to our supporters from HMANA Chair, Carolyn Hoffman:  Greetings from the Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA). We send our sincere best wishes for a wondrous, joyful holiday season to all our kind friends and committed supporters. It’s December and most of the 250+ hawk migration counts…

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HMANA Board Meets in Michigan

The HMANA board gathered at the Lake Erie Marshlands Museum in Brownstown, MI for our annual meeting on Saturday, December 3, 2016. The meeting was our annual in-person working session where we report on activities of 2016, and develop plans for 2017 and beyond. In addition to discussing HMANA’s annual budget, fundraising goals and committee…

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HMANA Seeks Executive Director

The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) is seeking a dynamic, enthusiastic leader to become its first executive director.  If you are a proven fundraiser in a non-profit arena, preferably in an environmental field and with knowledge of raptors and their migrations, please consider applying for this unique opportunity. Applications will be accepted until…

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Sites Across the Map Celebrate International Hawk Migration Week!

September 17-25, 2016 Watch sites from Bonney Butte, OR to Cape May NJ and Belize to Ontario plan to celebrate IHMW from September 17-25, 2016. Here are ways a few sites plan to celebrate raptor migration. For more details, contact site coordinators for each site at www.hawkcount.org Take a look at all the sites who…

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HMANA Comments on U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s Extension of Eagle-Take Permits

In late June, HMANA formally commented for the second time on the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s proposed rule to extend the lifespan of incidental eagle-take permits under the Bald and Golden Eagle Protection Act.  Incidental take permits can be obtained for any development, including power distribution initiatives and communication installations, but probably will be…

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Counting for Raptor Conservation Update

An update from Rich Conroy, HMANA Board Member, Development/Membership Committee Co-Chair and Counting Campaign Enthusiast: Money raised from the Counting for Raptor Conservation campaign will provide two years of funding for HMANA’s first full-time executive director. The incumbent will be stationed at our new permanent home at the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Visitor Center early…

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HMANA Board meets at Hawk Moutain

HMANA’s board of directors recently met for their annual face-to-face meeting, December 5, 2015. The board made plans and assigned tasks for 2016 and beyond, with an emphasis on preparing to hire an executive director and move into the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge’s visitor center as soon as it is completed.  Members and hawkwatch…

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