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Guardians of the India Grasslands: Raptors – Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

Jul 31 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Black-winged Kite
Black-winged Kite

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Join former HMS conservation trainee Deven Mehta for this FREE virtual program in our Stay at Home Speaker Series.

The Indian subcontinent, a southern peninsular region of Asia, has perhaps an enormous array of environmental situations because of her geographical location, varied physical features, and climatic conditions. The subcontinent’s diverse habitats have been broadly categorized as Mountain ranges of Himalaya and trans Himalaya, Forest, Wetland, riverine plains, Scrubland, Desert, Grassland, Agricultural land, Arid, and semi-arid land, Coasts, islands, and Marine.

The Indian subcontinent is rich in bird diversity and inhabits more than 1330 species of birds in various habitats, which is about 13% of the world’s birds, including 69 species of diurnal and nearly 36 nocturnal species of raptors. India is one of the globally significant stopovers, wintering ground, and breeding ground for them. The migratory and resident birds of prey like Falcons, Kites, Eagles, Vultures, Owls, Buzzards, Hawks, and Harriers spend a significant amount of their lives in the open habitats like the Grasslands, wetlands, farmlands, arid and semi-arid lands of western India. To know more about birds of prey of open habitats, their identification, the world’s largest winter congregation site, and the wintering grounds of harriers along with their current status in such vast open but rapidly changing landscapes, join Deven Mehta, A budding researcher from Gujarat, India.

A private link to the webinar will be emailed to all registrants about 1 hour before the start of the live program. A recording of the webinar will be posted and shared to all registrants following the event.

Only 1 registration per household permitted to allow as many households to participate as possible. Registration closes 3 hours before the start of the program. 

Hawk Mountain will be recording this webinar, including all questions, comments, etc., by the audience. By participating, you agree to allow the recording to be posted on Hawk Mountains’s website, Facebook page, Instagram feed, and other media.


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