HMANA Lunch & Learn Series: Snowy Owls, Nomads of the Arctic
Wednesday, January 25 at 12:00 pm EST
HMANA kicked off the New year with a presentation on Snowy Owls. This presentation was a review of recent results from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s research program. The audience witnessed how they manage to monitor these highly mobile and unpredictable predatory birds throughout consecutive years via a slide show depicting field work situations.
JF Therrien provided the presentation and grew up in Sherbrooke, Canada, about 30 minutes from the border with Vermont. He has a bachelors degree in biology at the Université de Sherbrooke (2003), a masters degree in biology at Université Laval, Canada (2006) and a Ph.D. in biology at Université Laval, Canada (2011). He has been the Senior Research Biologist at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary since 2011, working on various aspects of raptor conservation science such as satellite tracking of Peregrine Falcons, Turkey Vultures and Snowy Owls, monitoring American Kestrel breeding populations and monitoring raptor migration around the globe.