Skagit Audubon

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March Meeting-Presented In Person and on Zoom


The Rough-legged Hawk Project:  10 Years of Research on an Understudied Raptor

Presented by:  Jeff Kidd, Kidd Biological and Neil Paprocki

Tuesday, March 14th at 7:00 pm

Please join us for this month’s meeting which will be held in person at the Padilla Bay Interpretive Center, 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd., Mt. Vernon and on Zoom. To attend the Zoom event, please register at:  Preregistration for Zoom is required and please only one Zoom registrant per household.  After you register, you will receive an email with the link to sign in at the time of the event. If you register and are unable to attend the Zoom event, please cancel your registration.  Thank you.  Questions? Contact  

Jeff Kidd, Kidd Biological Inc, has worked in western North America and Scandinavia since 1995 conducting research on burrowing and spotted owls, northern goshawks, peregrine falcons, golden eagles, red-tailed hawks, northern harriers, white-tailed kites, and turkey vultures, but his passion is rough-legged hawks. In 2014, Jeff and Nina Kidd founded “The Rough-legged Hawk Project” to investigate migratory movements of rough-legged hawks in Northern California. Approximately 200 GPS transmitters have been deployed throughout North America. Jeff currently supervises the raptor strike avoidance program at Sea-Tac Airport. (Photo: Dark Morph Chicks, Nunavut, Canada)

Neil Paprocki has a M.Sc. in Raptor Biology from Boise State University where he studied wintering raptors in North America and is a PhD Candidate at U of Idaho where he is currently studying differential migration in Rough-legged Hawks and other avian species. Neil worked with HawkWatch International from 2014-2018 where he first became involved in the Rough-legged Hawk Project.

In-person attendees must be fully vaccinated, and please do not attend if you have any symptoms of illness. Masks are optional.


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Skagit Audubon Society holds monthly meetings on the second Tuesday of each month except for the months of July and August. We meet at 7:00 pm at Padilla Bay Interpretive Center (Google map), 10441 Bayview-Edison Rd. Mount Vernon. Meetings are open to all.

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