Lunch & Learn Series: Raptor Migration Worldwide

HMANA Lunch & Learn Series: Raptor Migration Worldwide

Wednesday, February 15 at 12:00 pm EST

HMANA’s February 2023 Lunch & Learn featured Bill Clark who shared about raptor migration around the world.
More than half of the World’s species of diurnal raptors perform annual migrations, especially those populations in higher northern and southern latitudes. However, the entire population migrates in only a few species. Beginning with North America, Bill showed photographs of and discussed some of the locations on five continents where people regularly gather to count raptors. He showed many of the raptors counted at each site, presented some count data, and gave some of his personal experiences at many of these sites. Some count sites differ in how the raptors pass. He used many maps from Raptor Watch and presented some data from Migration Ecology of Birds.
Bill Clark is a photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 50 years experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of NWF’s Raptor Information Center. He has published numerous articles on raptor subjects; has traveled extensively world-wide studying, observing, and photographing raptors; and regularly led raptor and 

birding tours and workshops, both home and abroad, with Raptours, which is now being run by his colleague, Sergio Seipke.Bill is a recent addition to the HMANA board of directors. He has been living in the Rio Grande Valley since 2002. He regularly teaches evening and weekend courses on raptor field identification and biology and frequently presents lectures on raptor subjects. Bill has written a raptor field guide for Europe, another for Mexico and Central America and yet another for Africa. He is a coauthor of the Photographic Guide to North American Raptors and the completely revised Peterson series guide, Hawks. 



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