We are pleased to announce that we have hired a hawk counter for the 2013 spring migration study. Calvin Brennan will be joining us in this survey, bringing along a great amount of experience and knowledge of natural history, with particular expertise in the fields of bird and plant biology.
Calvin has a considerable amount of experience counting diurnal raptors at various sites in the Eastern US including the Detroit River Hawk Watch 2002-08, Whitefish Point 2004-05, 2007-08 as well as Kiptopeke (Virginia) 2000-01 and 2009.
He has extensive experience in the methods involved in capturing and handling passerines for scientific research including mist-netting, banding and measuring of birds. For the last 3 fall seasons, Calvin served as bander-in-charge at the Kiptopeke Songbird Station, Coastal Virginia Wildlife Observatory.
Calvin spends much of his free time with bird-related pursuits and regularly submits sightings to eBird.
Welcome Calvin ~ we look forward to working with you.