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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...
Virtual Lunch & Learn Series, Intro to Hawkcount

Virtual Lunch & Learn Series, Intro to Hawkcount

On July 22nd, HMANA offered the second in the virtual lunch & learn series featuring an “Introduction to Hawkcount” with Dr. Brian Wargo.  For those that weren’t able to join us live, please enjoy the recording of the session below.  In August,...
Raptorthon 2020 Summary

Raptorthon 2020 Summary

2020 Raptorthon Summary March – May 2020   Louisiana Waterthrush, (c) JOSH HAAS The 2020 Raptorthon season was a very different one this spring season. While teams made elaborate plans with groups of students, friends and colleagues far and wide, most were...
Illinois’ Three Successful All Volunteer Hawkwatches

Illinois’ Three Successful All Volunteer Hawkwatches

Illinois’ Three Successful All Volunteer Hawkwatches Ask most birders or hawkwatchers around the country about famous sites they’ve heard of and I’d guess not one from Illinois would be mentioned. But Illinois is home to three successful all volunteer-run hawkwatch...