Monthly Meetings

Until further notice, our WOS Monthly Meetings are being held online only. There will be no in-person meetings.

The Washington Ornithological Society has decided to transition our video-conference platform to Zoom as of February 2022. At meeting time, clicking on the hyperlink below will bring participants using computers and laptops directly into the meeting (no pre-registration required, no waiting room) via Zoom on the web, or, if you have previously downloaded the Zoom application (also called “client”), using that.

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WOS Monthly Meeting May 2, 2022

“10-Year Retrospective on Seattle’s Expanding Urban Cooper’s Hawk Population” by Ed Deal

Participant sign-in begins at 7:15 PM Pacific Time. The meeting will begin at 7:30 PM

The Washington Ornithological Society is delighted to invite you to our May Monthly Meeting when Ed Deal will share what he and a group of volunteers in the Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project have learned about these common but elusive raptors through 10 years of monitoring them in Seattle.

Thirty years ago Cooper’s Hawks began colonizing urban and suburban landscapes throughout the US, developing a tolerance for living in proximity to humans. The Seattle Cooper’s Hawk Project is one of several studies in large US cities and the only all-volunteer, community science project. Since 2012 the group has monitored the local Cooper’s Hawk population nesting density and annual nest productivity.

In 1991 Ed was introduced to the fascinating world of raptors when he signed up for a Hawk ID class with Bud Anderson. It proved to be a mid-life-changing event, leading to hawk banding in WA state and beyond; 17 years of volunteering on the Falcon Research Group’s study of nesting Peregrine Falcons in the San Juan Islands; 28 years of monitoring & banding nesting Peregrines in the Seattle area; and, of course, his work monitoring Seattle’s Cooper’s Hawks.

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WOS Meetings [when in-person meetings resume post-pandemic] are free and open to all. They are held the first Monday of each month, October through June, at the Center for Urban Horticulture on the University of Washington campus, 3501 NE 41st St. in Seattle. Doors open at 7:00 PM for socializing and the program begins at 7:30 PM.

Are you a WOS member who lives outside the Seattle area, or are you traveling? Live videoconferencing to our monthly meetings is a benefit to membership in WOS. You can attend these meetings remotely using Zoom. At meeting time, using your computer, tablet or smartphone, simply follow the Zoom link provided in the meeting announcement email (sent the week beforehand to WOS members).
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WOS Monthly Meeting, May 2, Monday, 7:30 pm, Ed Deal to present a 10-Year Retrospective on Seattle’s Expanding Urban Cooper’s Hawk Population The Washington Ornithological Society is delighted to invite you to our May Monthly Meeting when Ed Deal will share what he and a group of volunteers in the...

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