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June 16, 2010

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June 16, 2010

Hawkwatch International employees and volunteers maintain observation sites for raptors during peak migration months. One site is in the Goshute Nevada mountains and provides a breathtaking view of the organization's work. By gathering years of data about migrating raptors who depend on the integrety of environments over thousands of miles of migration, Hawkwatch International has developed a data base that is a remarkable window into the health of our world. Important decisions such as development of wind power may be guided by this information for better outcomes for our raptors and their habitat.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Visiting their research site, using their website, educating my community.

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How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 30, 2010

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April 30, 2010

Great group of people, highly engaged with passion for the work they do. That passion makes the work easier and more fulfilling.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

seeing their data used for what they were meant for - conservation assessments of raptor populations.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the energy and passion that the staff bring.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

enthusiastic, hard-working, dedicated.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand the breadth and depth of the science and educational outreach to more effectively communicate our results to land managers and the public.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

I was a a volunteer for HawkWatch (HWI) over twenty years ago and continued to follow the organization after I no longer volunteer on a regular basis. I was a member for part of that time. When I had the opportunity to serve HWI again as a board member, I was excited to reconnect with the organization. The best part of HWI is the passion for birds of prey and for environmental protection that is shared by staff, volunteers, and supporters alike. In the last three years HWI has honed its mission and has begun to take what it knows about birds of prey and apply not only to their conservation and but also to the conservation of the ecosystems in which they reside. Based on current leadership, staff composition, and a board that is more engaged than it has historically been, I see a very bright future for the organization.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

my association with staff and other board members.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 28, 2010

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April 28, 2010

I have always loved raptors, and it is my pleasure to be a part of this organization. I offer the board expertise in fundraising, and i have planned my first house party in May. I find the staff honest, experienced and professional. Hawkwatch is also fiscally responsible which is very important.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

i have enjoyed learning more about raptors.

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If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

none

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

the staff, and learning alot about the mission!

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

awesome!

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

save the raptor population! education the world on the importance of raptors. pay the staff big bucks :)

Ways to make it better...

can't think of anything that needs improvement at the moment.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

always funding - for any non-profit.

One thing I'd also say is that...

i love being a part of it!

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 15, 2010

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April 15, 2010

HawkWatch was wonderful to work with. They provided patient, in-depth training for their methods of bird banding and data collection and then were appreciative of my efforts. I spent 2 months on the mountain at the Goshutes banding site in the 1994 season. After that I received more training in bird handling and identification and then led several field trips for bird watching. HawkWatch provides a careful and thorough collection of data on raptor migration and population health, and shares it with professionals. Raptors provide a uniquely enticing opportunity to introduce people to the wonder of nature and the need to care for it. HawkWatch does a marvelous job of involving the general public in the conservation of natural resources in general and raptors in particular.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

learning about the wonder of the natural world and the unique way that birds of prey introduce people to it.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

working with friendly people who appreciate the contribution I make.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

friendly, patient, and helpful.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

find answers sooner to questions about human effects on the environment. This would help us make better decisions about our stewardship of the earth.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2008

April 15, 2010

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April 15, 2010

After donating to this worthy organization, I purchased educational books for my grandchildren. The books were fun and very interesting to them. It helped us on some outings to identify some raptors.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've visited their Salt Lake City office and had the privilege of visiting the raptors that have been injured and need help. It was quite and experience to be "up close and personal" with these mighty birds.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Very enthusiastic, friendly, and educational. Thank you.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Have an opportunity to educate more folks, work with more conservation groups to continue scientific exploration of the health of the environment by monitoring the many species of raptors.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 14, 2010

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April 14, 2010

Years ago, the local power company worked with Hawkwatch International to identify which power poles were being most used by raptors, so they could put perch guards where they would prevent the most electrocutions of hawks and owls. I was a volunteer gathering the evidence along certain lines. I learned just how frequently hawks use power poles and just how deadly the lines can be. I liked the partnership idea with the power company. Years later, I know much more about HawkWatch as I am now on the Board. They are clear about their vision, and they manage their resources well.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

expand its role in raptor conservation based on sound science, and provide that information to decision-makers and interested citizens alike.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

April 14, 2010

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April 14, 2010

As a new member of the Texas Master Naturalist in fall of 2005, I came across the HWI website. I realized they did hawkwatches at the Texas coast. I was so impressed with their mission and goals, that every year since then our Alamo Area Chapter of the TMN approves an activity to go learn and assist the counters. It is so popular with our volunteers that many stay for 2 - 3 days, learning and assisting the official counters. When they return to San Antonio with stories of seeing over 20,000 raptors at one time, that only inspires more members to understand the importance of protecting this species and their habitats.

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If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Purchase more land along the raptor migration corridors to protect or restore for these magnificent species.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 13, 2010

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April 13, 2010

I participated in a field trip to HWI's Goshute Mountain Raptor Migration Site. It was a strenuous hike, but definitely worth it. The crew were extremely dedicated and knowledgeable, they took the time to show how everything works at the site, from observation and counting to banding and releasing. It was a once in a lifetime experience.

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The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

helpful, friendly, passionate, knowledgeable, and dedicated.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every six months

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

April 12, 2010

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April 12, 2010

HawkWatch has provided unique educational opportunities for my fifth grade students. I teach fifth grade in a Utah public school. Our classes are crowded (I have 32 students this year) and we have limited resources. Fifth grade is also a transitional grade for kids. Their interests and priorities shift dramatically. They began to have emotional, personal and academic problems. Many of my students don’t like school. It’s hard to teach these kids. HawkWatch’s education Director, Jenn Hajj offers educational programs about raptors and our environment. She traveled to our school to teach our challenging students. She brought a live red-tailed hawk. She also brought her guitar. She sang creative songs teaching about raptors and their ecosystems. She taught the kids about what scientists and volunteers at HawkWatch do (collecting data from different places about various species of birds). She explained why this data needs to be collected and what HawkWatch does with it. She even brought in calipers and rulers with cardstock photographs of raptors as models. This was for the kids to get some hands-on experiences using measurement and collecting data. My class was engaged. They actually experienced the importance of making accurate metric measurements. They loved having HawkWatch teach them. They were finally able to see a real connection with science, math, and reading. They made statements like, “Oh, this is why we need to make graphs.” This lesson made an impression on my students. They are still singing Jenn’s “Raptor Bird” song. Our introduction to HawkWatch was also a bridge to other learning opportunities. We were introduced to two live nest web cameras. One is for bald eagles, the other is for barn owls. My students have loved learning about these birds and watching them from our classroom. We observed them hatching, eating, growing, moving, and last year we watched one fledge. HawkWatch is a wonderful non-profit organization for schools.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

my classroom.

Ways to make it better...

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

Watching my students engaged in school activities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

hard-working, caring, and knowledgeable.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Offer these classes to public schools for free. Ultimately, reaching more kids.

Ways to make it better...

They were able to offer follow-up lessons. For example, teaching a mini-unit once a week for four weeks.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About once a year

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2010

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