Battle of the Predators – Cooper’s Hawk versus Barred Owl

Originally posted on The Waterthrush Blog:
Who would win in a fight between a Cooper’s Hawk and a Barred Owl?  Hold that thought.  Now imagine it’s two owls versus one hawk.  Okay, proceed. Two nights ago, I had just finished some mowing when I heard a Barred Owl not too far away.  Then I heard…

The value of networking

Originally posted on The Vulture Chronicles:
By Keith L. Bildstein, Ph.D. Sarkis Acopian Director of Conservation Science 20 January 2013 Networking with colleagues is important, especially when studying wide-ranging, migratory raptors like Turkey Vultures.  The species has a distributional range of more than 26 million square kilometers (i.e., about 8 million square miles) that stretches from…