Date: 8/26/18 6:27 pm From: <phawk254...> Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting FRIDAY, Sept 7, 7-9 p.m. Keynote Presentation on Northern Goshawk. Public Invited.
The 2018 Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting will be Friday Sept. 7 at 7 p.m. The keynote speaker this year is David Brinker, from Maryland’s Natural Heritage Program, who will speak on “The Rise and Fall of Northern Goshawks in the Central Appalachian Mountains.” Dave has studied Northern Goshawks for more than forty years. In 1994 he began monitoring over 100 goshawk nesting attempts in the study area, banding 63 nesting adults and monitoring their winter movements.
The past decade or two have not been kind to the goshawk in the East. Dave will share with us his insights as to what is happening and why. If you have any interest in goshawks, you do not want to miss this. (Dave is also a long-time bander of Saw-what Owls, co-founder of Owlnet, and more recently a co-founder of Project SNOWstorm, established to better understand the wintering ecology of Snowy Owls.)
Prior to Dave’s presentation, Paul Roberts will provide a brief update on hawk migration and population trends in North America, using the latest reports from the Raptor Population Index (RPI) sponsored in part by HMANA.
The meeting is free and open to the public (donations accepted). It will be held September 7 at the air-conditioned Woburn Elks Lodge, 295 Washington Street, Woburn, MA. A social hour with beverages, appetizers and snacks starts at 6 pm, followed at 7 pm by a brief business meeting and Paul’s and Dave’s presentations. We’ll also have our famous raffle, including many raptor and birding items and some fantastic photography. Join us for a great evening!
For complete information, including driving directions to the location in Woburn (plenty of free parking), visit the Eastern Mass Hawk Watch web site at massbird.org/EMHW (An all-new web site with complete information should be up by Sept. 1) The Woburn location is easy to reach, just blocks from Rte. 128 and a short distance off Rte 93. For those attending from west of Boston, Rte 128/95 north to Washington St (South) in Woburn might be the most convenient route.