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The Red-tailed Hawk Project

The Red-tailed Hawk Project

January 24 | 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

The Red-tailed Hawk Project
Wednesday, January 24, 2024 / 5:30 PM – 7 PM
Free and open to the public*

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This virtual event includes a research collaboration focused on the ecology and evolution of one of North America’s most common and beloved raptors, the Red-tailed Hawk, with raptor biologist Bryce Robinson.

We can all picture it, a large bird soaring high overhead with a stunning and recognizable tail immediately telling us we are looking at a Red-tailed Hawk. Red-tailed Hawks are one of the most common raptors in North America and as true generalists, Red-tailed Hawks can be found across most of the continent, successful in environments as different as the boreal forests to the Great Plains to tropical jungles.

But just how have Red-tailed Hawks adapted to all of these different environments and how have different environments impacted the behavior and even appearance of this extremely successful species of raptor?

Join VINS for a presentation with Bryce Robinson, co-founder and leader of the Red-tailed Hawk Project, to learn about their work to better understand this iconic species. In this presentation, Bryce will outline the work of the Red-tailed Hawk Project and share preliminary results from the project’s extensive tracking efforts, including a collaboration with VINS’ Center for Field Research, among others, to outfit Red-tailed Hawks across the country with GPS transmitters.

Speaker Bio
Bryce W. Robinson is a Ph.D. candidate at Cornell University and the Cornell Lab of Ornithology, where his research focuses on the evolution of diversity in the Red-tailed Hawk. As part of this work, Bryce co-created and leads the Red-tailed Hawk Project, a working group aimed to fill knowledge gaps in our understanding of the life history and evolution of the species. Additionally, Bryce is an ornithological illustrator whose work has been featured in scientific papers, on journal covers, and in logos for organizations and events.

To learn more about the Red-tailed Hawk Project, visit www.redtailedhawkproject.org.

*A $10 donation suggested.

For more information contact us at info@vinsweb.org or 802.359.5000.