Arctic Raptors: Adaptations to an Extreme Environment

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Jean-Francois Therrien, Senior Research Biologist, will review recent results from some of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s research programs, with an emphasis on Arctic raptor ecology. The audience will witness how we manage to study and monitor raptors living in this extreme environment via a slide show depicting field work situations. JF will discuss arctic species including snowy owls, peregrine falcons, and rough-legged hawks.

After completing an academic internship with Hawk Mountain in the fall of 2002, JF returned nine years later as Senior Research Biologist. He now leads the Sanctuary’s research projects in the Arctic and is also involved in several studies including the movement ecology of New World Vultures and Peregrine Falcons across the Americas.

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