Date: 5/3/18 3:36 am
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From: JOHN BARKER via ONTBIRDS <birdalert...>
Date: Thu, May 3, 2018 at 12:57 AM
Subject: [Ontbirds] HMANA Call For Papers
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Written by the HMANA Conference planning Committee

Posted with permission of the Ontbirds Administrator

Announcing the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s 2018
Soaring Toward the Future: New Challenges in Raptor Migration
October 12-14, 2018

Conference Keynote Speakers
Kate Davis, author and founder of the nonprofit Raptors of the Rockies, is
our opening Keynote speaker. She will talk about her 30 years as a raptor
educator at schools throughout the West. Todd Katzner, research biologist,
will be our Saturday evening keynote speaker. He will talk about his
research with Eastern Golden Eagles and how little was known about their
migration ecology.

Field trips are planned to the Detroit River Hawkwatch, Holiday Beach Bird
Observatory, Marshlands Museum, Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge
visitor’s centre, and more! Final program and registration details will be
available soon on

The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) is actively seeking
program proposals for our 15th conference, “Soaring Toward the Future: New
Challenges in Raptor Migration,” especially on these topics of special
interest, including:

Raptor population treads
Possible shifts in migration patterns: routes and timing
Raptor telemetry and technological advances
Conservation issues and threats facing raptors
Education initiatives, including young hawkwatchers
Challenges to sustaining and maintaining hawkwatch sites
Weather patterns and migration in a changing climate
Advances in raptor identification in the field
Raptor photography

Key Dates
The deadline to submit a proposal is June 1st. You will be notified by June
11,2018 if your proposal is chosen.

Submission Requirements
In no more than 150 words, please summarize and describe your presentation
and indicate how it fits within the topics of special interested noted
above. If your proposal covers topics other than these, please describe why
you think it should be selected. If selected, this description will be
included in the conference program. Please describe the technical or
audio/visual needs for your presentation as well as its proposed length. We
anticipate that most presentations will brought to conference on flash
drives that will be loaded onto a PC laptop.

Send your submission or direct any questions to <brown...> For all
general inquiries, please contact: <jane...>

HMANA’s Mission
Since 1974 HMANA has promoted and studied migratory patterns and behaviour
of diurnal birds of prey. HMANA has set the standard for recording species
data;, a robust raptor monitoring database, and partnered
in analyzing count data to interpret raptor population treads with the
Raptor Population Index (RPI). Now our network of over 200 hawkwatches
across North America is more timely than ever before as field birders,
research scientists, banders and the hawkwatching public face serious
challenges to our work from urbanization, climate and migratory changes and
lack of nature awareness. Please visit to learn more about
our work, and we hope you will join us in Detroit in October.

Etobicoke, Ontario
HMANA Director for Canada

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