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HMANA’s 7th Annual International Hawk Migration Week!

HMANA’s 7th Annual International Hawk Migration Week!

Get Outside and Hawkwatch With Us! Join watch sites throughout North America during International Hawk Migration Week (IHMW) to enjoy the annual spectacle of fall raptor migration and help raise awareness of hawks, hawk migration, and the HMANA network of sites that...
Naturalist and educator Natalie Cypher introduces kids to raptors

Naturalist and educator Natalie Cypher introduces kids to raptors

Written by Natalie Cypher All photos by Jennie Braatz As a naturalist, educator, and all-around wildlife enthusiast, I feel beyond fortunate on a regular basis that my work allows me to combine several passions – my love of nature, with teaching and sharing. I have...
Wearing masks protects your favorite hawkwatchers!

Wearing masks protects your favorite hawkwatchers!

By Brian Wargo Viewing hawks is a way to connect with nature, and counting hawks is about gathering data for scientific studies. At HMANA we support both hawkwatching and counting. The counters are important members of the HMANA network as they provide important data...
Hawkwatching during a pandemic

Hawkwatching during a pandemic

By Brian Wargo Hawkwatching has the potential to be one of the lower-risk activities for the public to enjoy but hawkwatching with others increases the risk of coronavirus transmission. HMANA encourages all hawkwatchers to be cautious when interacting with others and...
Winter Raptor Survey Grows and Datasets Getting Larger

Winter Raptor Survey Grows and Datasets Getting Larger

By Nora Hanke Car-based winter raptor surveys have engaged a subset of HMANA members since at least the 1990s, and our database holds records for surveys that date back to the 2004-’05 season. The first surveys in our project were conducted in the states of...