Date: 3/31/17 11:39 am
From: Margaret Brittingham <mxb21...>
Subject: Goshawk Training Workshop Saturday April 8- Penn State - UP - Volunteers needed
Sorry for all the emails today but needed to get this out. We will be
having a goshawk training workshop next Saturday. See information below.
Please pass on to others that might be interested.

*PA Goshawk Project - Volunteers needed*

The Pennsylvania Goshawk Project is a statewide citizen science effort to
better document the distribution and abundance of goshawks in Pennsylvania
during the breeding season. ( ). We
are seeking volunteers to help with surveys of goshawks during the breeding
season and to resurvey locations where goshawks were known to breed
historically. On April 8th we will hold our first PA Goshawk volunteer
training workshop. Goshawk biologists have joined with falconers to
provide a comprehensive overview of goshawk ecology and population trends
in Pennsylvania. Presentation topics include: goshawk identification and
behavior, survey techniques, regional trends in goshawk distribution and a
session with a live goshawk <Goshawk%20Training%20outline%20for%20link.docx>.
See schedule below. Volunteering is a great way to help protect this
species, use your birding skills, and get to know biologists, falconers and
other enthusiasts. Volunteering can take a few hours or whole days.

For additional information *and to sign up contact Chelsea DeMarco* (
<cmd428...>). There is no cost to attend the workshop but
pre-registration is required. *Also, please let us know if you would be
interested in volunteering but are unable to attend the workshop.*

Date: April 8th 2017

Time: 9am-1:45pm

Location: Penn State-University Park, Forest Resources Building

9:00 AM – *Welcome and introductions* –

9: 15- 9:30 – *Overview of the project* (Margaret Brittingham, Penn State

9:30- 10:15 – *Overview of goshawk ecology and behavior* *in PA* (Dave
Brinker, Goshawk Biologist, Regional Ecologist, Maryland DCNR)

10:15-11:00 – *Searching for the elusive goshawk and its nest* – (Mike
Dupuy, Mike Dupuy Falconry )

11:00-11:30 *– Changes in Central Appalachian Goshawk populations* – (Dave
Brinker, Goshawk Biologist)

11:30-12:15 – *Systematic surveys* – (Ian Gardiner, Goshawk Biologist)

12:15-12:45 – Lunch on your own – Lunch available at creamery or pack a

12:45 – 1:15 – *Directed searches* for goshawks – (Dave Brinker, Goshawk

1:15-1:45 - *Requests for volunteers* – Volunteer sign up

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