[Tweeters] NCAS with Ed Deal

Twink Coffman wilber4818 at gmail.com
Sat Oct 14 10:06:05 PDT 2017

*October 24th, 7pm at the Whatcom Museum,** free & open to the public!*

*Seattle’s Adaptable Urban Cooper’s Hawks. *25 years ago, Cooper’s hawks
began colonizing urban and suburban landscapes throughout the United
States, developing a tolerance for living in proximity to humans. Ed Deal,
from the Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project (SCHP), will provide insights into
these common but elusive raptors through photos and videos taken during the
breeding season. The SCHP study, one of several in large U.S. cities (e.g.,
Tucson, Milwaukee and Albuquerque), is monitoring the Seattle population’s
nesting density and annual productivity. In addition, a banding program
looks at fledgling dispersal, longevity, and adult breeding and winter site
fidelity. The results show annual increases in productivity, little
evidence of migration, strong site fidelity, and (mostly) short dispersal
distances by offspring.

MORE INFO at website


happy birding
wilber4818 at gmail.com
Ferndale, WA
in Whatcom County
out on the beach

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