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