TITLE

Throwing raptors into flight

AUTHOR(S)
Lomax, Becky
PUB. DATE
July 2007
SOURCE
High Country News;7/23/2007, Vol. 39 Issue 13, p7
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article profiles Rob Domenech, founder and lead biologist for Raptor View Research Institute in Missoula, Montana. Domenech is known for banding more golden eagles in the U.S. than all the other combined banding stations. Since 2001, he has banded 105 golden eagles. His four-year-old institute tracks migratory goldens with satellites, monitors ospreys for heavy metals near a Superfund site, as well as studies nesting Swainson's hawks. He peers through binoculars at a distant black speck in flight. He gleaned his skill in bird-watching from his mother, who always pointed out hawks. He used to argue with his grandfather that buzzards were really called turkey vultures. Lately, he acquired a grant to fund three more satellite transmitters on adult eagles for migratory patterns.
ACCESSION #
26011446

 

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