Chapter Program: Hawk Migration by Glenn Olsen
September 3 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pmFree!
Hawks are a fun, awesome, exciting and challenging group of birds! In the fall we have hundreds of thousands of them migrating south into Mexico, Central and South America. However, we rarely look up into the sky and most pass through unnoticed. Unless of course you grab binoculars, get outside and search for them!
In this presentation we will discuss how and why hawks migrate, some from Alaska and Canada to South America. We will explore good locations to observe hawks during migration as well as how to identify hawks in flight.
Most people are more likely to see some of our resident or wintering hawks, perched or flying, and we will discuss how to identify these species as well.
Some of the hawk species that we will cover include Red-shouldered, Red-tailed, Swainson’s, American Kestrel, Mississippi Kite, Swallow-tailed kite, Peregrine Falcon, Cooper’s, Sharp-shined, Broad-winged, and Northern Harrier among others.
Our presenter, Glenn Olsen leads natural history and birding tours with GOBirding Ecotours to the hottest birding locations in the U.S., exotic locales such as the Galapagos Islands, the Amazon Rainforest, Ecuador, Costa Rica, and Honduras. His tours include aspects of the culture, ecology and natural history of the region.
His classes at Rice University’s Glasscock School of Continuing Studies encompass the identification of birds, gardening for birds, butterflies and pollinators, sustainable landscaping, native plants and other nature related subjects. At Houston Audubon his classes focus on the identification of the many birds found in Texas. Classes at the Women’s Institute of Houston focus on a broader range of the amazing aspects of nature. Glenn has completed the Master Naturalist course and gives classes for the program. Through his classes Glenn strives to help others connect or re-connect with nature and to inspire them to become active in birding, the outdoors, and conservation.
Glenn has led field trips and/or given presentations for the Rio Grande Valley Birding Festival, Galveston FeatherFest, Rockport HummerBird Festival, Texas Ornithological Society, Houston Audubon, the Native Plant Society of Texas, WildScapes Workshops, the Katy Prairie Conservancy, Houston Arboretum, Fort Worth Audubon, and others.
Glenn grew up on a farm and was fascinated by birds, snakes, plants, and insects he found while roaming the fields and forest. While studying zoology in college he fell in love with Philosophy which suited his passion for learning and took his degree in that. Additionally, Glenn enjoys food, chocolate, photography, gardening, and reading on a diversity of subjects. Contact Glenn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 832-517-2478.