Presenter: Jesse Watson from HawkWatch International
Jesse’s interest in raptors began as soon as he was able to hike in the field with his dad, the state raptor biologist in Washington. Throughout his childhood, Jesse worked on various raptor research projects, including annual visits to the Chelan Ridge Hawk Watch, which led to his desire to pursue a degree in Wildlife Ecology at Washington State University. During summers while working towards his BS, Jesse was a biological technician for the USFS in the Thunder Basin National Grassland of eastern Wyoming, where he monitored the raptor populations and fought wildfires among other duties. After completing his Bachelor of Science degree, he worked as a biologist on wind power and other industrial development projects in Oregon and Washington. He then returned to school in Edmonton, Alberta at the University of Alberta to pursue his Master’s in Ecology, studying the effects of industrial development on the movement behavior of Ferruginous Hawks, a species that is federally threatened in Canada.
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Meeting ID: 817 496 4437