Date: 9/5/18 12:22 pm
From: <phawk254...>
Subject: [MASSBIRD] Eastern Mass Hawk Watch Annual Meeting FRIDAY, Sept 7, 7-9 p.m. Dave Brinker Speaking on Northern Goshawks. Public Invited.
The 2018 Eastern Mass Hawk Watch annual meeting is THIS Friday Sept. 7 at 7 p.m.  David Brinker, from Maryland’s Natural Heritage Program, will be speaking 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. Dave will share with us his insights as to what is happening and why. He'll also spend some time helping us learn how to identify Northern Goshawks in the field, including distinguishing them from the much more abundant Cooper's Hawk.   

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.  

The meeting is free and open to the public (donations accepted). It will be September 7 at the air-conditioned Woburn Elks Lodge, 295 Washington Street, Woburn, MA. A social hour with beverages, appetizers and snacks and the annual raffle begins at 6 p.m. A brief business meeting starts at 7 p.m., followed by Paul’s and Dave’s presentations. Join us for a great evening!

For complete information, including driving directions to the location in Woburn (plenty of free parking), visit the new Eastern Mass Hawk Watch web site at 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.



Paul M. Roberts
Medford, MA 

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