HMANA Lunch & Learn Series: The Enigmatic Hook-billed Kite
Wednesday, July 19 at 12:00 pm EST
Ryan is the Director and Founder of the Belize Hawk Watch with the Belize Bird Conservancy, a non-profit organization he co-founded in 2009. He has been studying Neotropical raptors since 2004, where he lived in Belize as a Field Biologist for The Peregrine Fund on the Belize Harpy Eagle Restoration Project to assist in restoring a population and study the ecology of post-released captive-bred eagles. During that time and beyond, he also monitored nests of the rare Orange-breasted Falcon and studied Neotropical species which there is little information on such as Solitary Eagle, Stygian Owl, Ornate Hawk-Eagle, and Hook-billed Kite. Since 2016, Ryan has been part of a Burrowing Owl Recovery Team in California to save the Burrowing Owl from local extirpation in the San Francisco Bay Area.