Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s Dr. Laurie Goodrich Recognized With Raptor Conservation & Education Award

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary’s Director of Long-term Monitoring Dr. Laurie Goodrich was nominated and selected as the recipient of the Jerry Ligouri Conservation and Education Award at the 2018 Hawk Migration Association of North America Conference.
This new HMANA award is presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to the hawkwatching and raptor research community, and it honors Jerry Liguori, who is a famed raptor photographer, educator, and writer, and former HMANA board member.
Dr. Goodrich was selected as the first recipient of this award due to her widespread dedication to raptor research and conservation.
According to the nomination, "She has been a vital part of not only Hawk Mountain for decades, but has been serving in various capacities in HMANA, in the development of the Raptor Population Index, and she was a major contributor to The State of North America's Birds of Prey."
She also founded the Veracruz River of Raptor projects, working closely with ProNatura in Veracruz, Mexico, and currently, she continues to be a leader in broad-winged hawk research and conservation and to contribute to ongoing research with northern goshawks and farmland raptors.
A tribute to Dr. Goodrich from Jerry Liguori was read at the presentation which said in part: "I am especially honored that Laurie is the first recipient. I have admired you since the 80s for your dedication, but even more for your humble and professional manner. Nobody deserves more respect than you in this field, and everyone who knows you knows that to be true. Congratulations, and thank you for being a role model and inspiration."
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