RMBO's Hawk Watch is a volunteer program to monitor the migration of raptors at the Dakota Hogback of Dinosaur Ridge in Jefferson County, Colorado (near Morrison). Volunteers collect data onsite and enter it online. The data collected is part of a national citizen-science effort and contributes to the knowledge of raptor migration routes and populations.
Training: Volunteers are trained in identification of raptors in flight and data-collection protocols. Volunteers are required to attend both training sessions.
• Volunteer one day a week (9 a.m.-4p.m.) from mid-March through mid-May.
• Have birding experience
• Possess knowledge of or willingness to study raptor identification
• Record precise data at site and enter data online
• Hike to viewing site, including during cold or muddy conditions
• Work independently to collect and enter data