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Science on Tap with Neil Paprocki

Thursday, February 15, 2024
7:00 pm8:00 pm
10 N. Wenatchee Ave
Wenatchee, WA 98801

This event is hosted at Ground Control in Wenatchee.

Come join Wenatchee River Institute for Science On Tap! This casual, free event is a great opportunity to gather, socialize, and learn about an exciting science topic from a member of our community. No prior science knowledge necessary! Speakers will give a talk on their latest research or a science topic they are passionate about, with some time afterwards for discussion or Q&A. Presentations start at 7pm – arrive early to grab a drink and get a seat!

Presentation: Where Do They Go? Understanding the Migration Patterns of Hawks Wintering in Washington State

Description: Washington state hosts a vibrant community of wintering raptors, but where do all these hawks spend their breeding and summer months? GPS transmitters attached to Red-tailed and Rough-legged Hawks wintering in Washington affords unique insights into their fine scale movement and migratory behavior. Come gain an increased appreciation for the incredible seasonal journeys birds make every year as we explore their fascinating migratory behavior.

Presenter: Neil Paprocki recently moved to Wenatchee in 2022 and is pursuing his PhD studying bird migration at the University of Idaho. Neil has spent over 15 years as an ornithologist, mainly focused on the study of birds of prey (i.e., raptors).