Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Wintering Raptors

Join VINS tonight, Thursday, Sept. 2, to hear tales from ornithologist Al Hinde about his studies and travels out west, and about Hinde's contributions to the field of ornithology and raptor studies. His presentation, "Wintering Raptors of the Great Basin: Oasis High in the Desert," will help prepare people for heading out into the field to witness the amazing fall migrations.

An accomplished ornithologist, Hinde has spent more than 20 years banding and studying the raptors of the Great Basin of Nevada and Utah, contributing to the knowledge of regional and national raptor ecology. His studies have led to the discovery of eight major concentration areas of at least 18 species of wintering raptors, including rough-legged hawks, red-tailed hawks, ferruginous hawks and great-horned owls.

This event is tonight from 7:00 - 8:30 p.m., and is free and open to the public. For more information, call (802) 359-5000, ext. 223.

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