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Raptor Migration

  • Keith L. BildsteinEmail author


The phenomenon of raptor migration has fascinated humanity since antiquity and with good reason. As one of the most behaviorally flexible aspects of raptor biology, migration has allowed this trophic lineage to prosper in ways that few terrestrial top predators have been able to achieve.



Dating from the early 1980s, my studies of raptor migration would not have been possible without the help and inspiration of many mentors, as well as from dozens of colleagues and students, most of which have made significant contributions to the field on their own. Financial support for my studies has come from many sources including Winthrop University; the Baruch Institute for Marine Biology and Coastal Research, at the University of South Carolina; and more recently from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, the Acopian family, and the Wallace Research Foundation, among others. I thank them all. This is Hawk Mountain Sanctuary contribution to conservation science number 296.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Acopian Center of Conservation LearningHawk Mountain SanctuaryOrwigsburgUSA

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