Please join local raptor specialist, Joseph Zbyrowski, for a lecture and slide show presentation about a multi-year survey of hawk migration at Napatree Point. Annual Hawk Watch counts are conducted at over 275 locations in the United States. Napatree Point is the premier site in Rhode Island. Hawk watches provide an opportunity to view numbers of hawks and hawk species. Scientifically, hawk watches provide data used in research, management and conservation projects.

About the presenter:

Joseph Zbyrowski is a raptor specialist who has been working with hawks and owls for more than 30 years. He is a retired teacher of environmental science, master bird bander, former raptor rehabilitator, and has done volunteer work with the Rhode Island Department of Environmental Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, the National Park Service, and the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. He conducts an annual hawk migration count in RI and is currently involved with Peregrine Falcon and Barn Owl restoration projects.