Detroit River Hawk Watch Raptor Volunteer
ORGANIZATION: U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service
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If you are a birder and want to put your skills to work, this volunteer position is for you! During the autumn months, the lower Detroit River becomes a corridor for the passage of migratory birds, and has gained international recognition for the annual volume of birds of prey. Hundreds of thousands of migrating hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures are concentrated at this location where it is possible to systematically count them each year.
Detroit River Hawk Watch utilizes trained volunteers to conduct a standardized count of the fall migration of raptors at the lower Detroit River.
Come out to the count site and learn the skills necessary to become a seasoned counter! Volunteers will be responsible for the entrance fee at Lake Erie Metropark ($10/day or $40/year) and will need to provide their own 8X or 10X binoculars. Position available September 1 - November 30, each year.
Start Date - 2023-02-06
End Date - 2024-02-06
Activities include: Fish/Wildlife;Science;Tour Guide/Interpretation
Difficulty_Level: Not Difficult
Hosts Housing Amenities: No Housing/Amenities Available
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The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service is the premier government agency dedicated to the conservation, protection, and enhancement of fish, wildlife and plants, and their habitats. We are the only agency in the federal government whose primary responsibility is the conservation and management of these important natural resources for the American public.
The agency includes both the National Wildlife Refuge System and the National Fish Hatchery System.
The Service's origins date back to 1871 when Congress established the U.S. Fish Commission to study the decrease in the nation’s food fishes and recommend ways to reverse that decline. (More on our history below.) Today, we are a diverse and largely decentralized organization, employing about 8,000 dedicated professionals working out of facilities across the country.
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