Our annual Hawk Weekend Festival held this past weekend was a great success! Thanks to our volunteers, staff, board, speakers, field trip leaders, auction/raffle donors, and crew at Spirit Mountain Grand Avenue Chalet for a job well done. We had approximately 100 in attendance each evening for both our Friday and Saturday programs. On Friday night, we held our Hawk Ridge Annual Member Meeting and honored Julie O’Connor with the Hawk Ridge Lifetime Achievement Award for her 10 years of dedication and heartfelt service with Hawk Ridge.
|Executive Director, Janelle Long (left), presenting the
2013 Hawk Ridge Lifetime Achievement Award to Julie O’Connor (right)
Keith Bildstein gave an enlightening talk that left everyone with a new and interesting impression of vultures and migration.
|Hawk Weekend Festival Friday night speaker –
Dr. Keith Bildstein of Hawk Mountain Sanctuary
|Norman Smith (left) holding first Northern Goshawk
banded for fall 2013 season with
Hawk Ridge Banding Director, Frank Nicoletti (right)
Board Member, David Alexander, teaching a group of students
from Lakehead University (Thunder Bay, Ontario)
about songbird banding techniques