Please join us at Lac Lawrann Conservancy on June 12th at 7pm for a presentation on the Raptor Research at Cedar Grove

The western shore of Lake Michigan has long been known to concentrate birds of prey during their annual southward migration each fall. To study this movement scientists established Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station, the longest continuous raptor banding operation in North America, to band migrating raptors and track long-term avian migratory trends. Station manager Danny Erickson will discuss the history of CGORS, the thrills of raptor migration, and the exciting research it is doing to better understand and conserve raptors in the western Great Lakes region.  

Danny is a bird banding biologist from Wauwatosa, WI where his interest in nature and biology led him to study wildlife ecology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He has been fortunate to learn from many skilled raptor researchers at Hawkwatch International, The Peregrine Fund, Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory, and Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch honing his raptor banding abilities. Since 2021, Danny oversees the raptor count and banding operations each fall at Cedar Grove Ornithological Research Station continuing its mission to monitor long-term avian migration trends in the western Great Lakes

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Meeting ID: 868 5547 9425
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