NH Audubon Resilient Raptor Webinar Series

This five-part virtual series is designed to engage, excite, and invite audience members into the diverse and fascinating world of Peregrine Falcons. Each hour-long presentation will cover a range of topics from raptor biology and general birding tips to courtship displays, chick development, banding, fledging, and more!

With nest cameras livestreaming the Peregrine Falcons in Manchester, program participants can independently monitor a pair of Peregrines from dusk to dawn throughout the duration of the program, being able to observe behaviors and ask questions about what you are seeing.

 

Program #3: Courtship, Mating, & Egg Anatomy

  • April 19 @ 7pm
  • Using footage from the field, this program dives into the often comical arena of avian courtship displays after first covering dimorphic traits between commonly observed male and female bird species. Next, we will dissect an egg to explore anatomy, physiology, and lastly, chick development. Attendees are invited to follow along at home with their own raw chicken egg and dark-colored plate!
  • Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_KtvW2IhhQ0C0AynDStLMtg

Program #4: Hatching, Hunting & Chick Development

  • May 17 @ 7pm
  • This webinar discusses the rapid stages of development expected to occur in the short six-weeks between hatching and fledging and the demands placed on each breeding pair by their ravenous offspring. Hunting techniques, food webs, and raptor digestion will be covered before we wrap up with the dissection of an owl pellet. Attendees wishing to follow along are invited to purchase individual pellets in advance through NH Audubon. Pellets can be picked up at the McLane Center in Concord or The Massabesic Center in Auburn or shipped to home addresses (shipping and handling not included).
  • Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DeX-PW7QSTqXQntam-pGTg

Program #5: Banding, Fledging, Flying

  • June 21 @ 7pm
  • This final program recaps the banding procedure of the resident falcon chicks while discussing the integral role longitudinal wildlife monitoring plays in research and conservation. From butterflies to bald eagles, metal bands and digital tags allow us to track populations and recognize patterns over the lifespan of various bird species. This webinar will conclude with ample time for questions and discussion and will present opportunities for interested folks to get involved in the amazing world of community science!
  • Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_PFUY0wTrT-CH_lJl-hbYBQ

 

Follow along as we monitor the Manchester Peregrine Falcon pair at the following link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gsV9g-VmTpw