Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR

 
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    June 2015
    By - Thomas Hayes - The Ridgway's Hawk Project Coordinator
    As usual, we have a lot of news to report about the Ridgway’s Hawk Conservation Project. During the nesting season between January and July we are busier than ever with all aspects of Ridgway’s Hawk Conservation. Our holistic approach to conserving this critically endangered species means that we have a very...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 1 donation
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has made updates to their project page.
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    March 8, 2015
    By - Thomas and Christine Hayes - Program Coordinators, The Peregrine Fund
    Once again it is Ridgway’s Hawk breeding season and we have spent the last several months monitoring the ever growing population of hawks in Punta Cana.  We have also been preparing ourselves and the release area for another busy season.  This has included making it a safer place for the birds by continuing...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 1 donation
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 5 donations
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    December 5, 2014
    By - Thomas Hayes - Ridgway's Hawk Project Coordinator
    We are extremely excited to let all of you know what has happened since our last report. The last of the hawks that were returning to the release site to feed have become completely independent. For the last several months we have focused our energy on monitoring all of the hawks in Punta Cana. This has become an...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 5 donations
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 1 donation
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    September 3, 2014 Report
    By - Thomas Hayes - Ridgway's Hawk Project Coordinator
    2014 has been a great year for the Ridgway’s Hawk. In our last report we mentioned that we increased our release efforts and brought 29 new hawks to PuntaCana. All of these individuals were able to be released at the hacksite in PuntaCana and with a lot of hard work, all fledged successfully. The last of the released...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 9 donations
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    May 31, 2014 Report
    By - Thomas Hayes - Ridgway's Hawk Project Coordinator
    2014 has been the most exciting and successful year yet for the Ridgway’s Hawk Conservation Project here in the Dominican Republic. In Punta Cana in 2013, we witnessed the formation of the first breeding pair of our released birds (2012 released female Red ND and 2011 released male Black AV). They successfully...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    February 28, 2014 Report
    By - Thomas Hayes and Christine Deegear Hayes - Ridgway's Hawk Project Biologists
    2014 is upon us and with it a new breeding season for the Ridgway’s Hawk. Many pairs of Ridgway’s Hawks in Los Haitises National Park are already incubating and here at the Puntacana Ecological Foundation we are anticipating that our Ridgway’s Hawks in Punta Cana will soon be incubating as well. The pair...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    December 2013 Report
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director
    Since the last report the first natural born Ridgway’s Hawk in Punta Cana, B44, has become totally independent and is now living around the residential area of Tortuga Bay within the Puntacana Resort & Club property. When the last report was posted the parents of B44 were still hunting for him but slowly he began...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    It's a male!
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director
    On the morning of July 2nd, 2013, staff from The Peregrine Fund acompanied by Dominican biologists climed into the first Ridgway's Hawk nest in Puntacana history. They brought the recently hatched chick safely down to the ground where it was examined, weighed, and fitted with a transmitter and identification band. The chick...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    It's a male!
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director
    On the morning of July 2nd, 2013, staff from The Peregrine Fund acompanied by Dominican biologists climed into the first Ridgway's Hawk nest in Puntacana history. They brought the recently hatched chick safely down to the ground where it was examined, weighed, and fitted with a transmitter and identification band. The chick...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 2 donations
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has made updates to their project page.
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    The first chick is born!
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director PCEF
    This month the Ridgway’s Hawk project has exciting news to announce:  We have a Ridgway’s Hawk nest right here in Punta Cana WITH A CHICK!  ND, the female that had paired up with the male AN, laid a single egg in April that has just hatched this past week!  In a surprising plot twist that sounds...
    • 2 years ago
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    February 28, 2013 Report
    By - Jake Kheel - Executive Director Puntacana Ecological Foundation
    The fifth year of the Ridgeway’s Hawk Conservation Project marks a significant milestone for the Puntacana Ecological Foundation (PCEF) and The Peregrine Fund. Having begun the process of establishinged a concentrated and stable population of Ridgeway’s in the Punta Cana area with year round monitoring carried...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    November 2012 Report
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director
    Since the last report in August, 2012, the last hawk that occasionally returned to the hack site to feed has since become completely independent. Volunteer Carlos Cruz left in the beginning of September and in his absence interested local volunteers assumed responsibility for tracking the hawks as they disperse throughout...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    August 2012 Report
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director PCEF
    The 2012 reintroduced hawks have passed the most delicate phase of their reintroduction and are beginning to define their territories in the Punta Cana area. Of the final two birds reintroduced on May 22nd only one of them still occasionally returns to the hack box for an afternoon meal. All of the rest are now...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 31 donations
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    2012 Reintroduction
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director PCEF
    Since the last report written in January 2012, significant improvement was made to the hacking site. Invasive overgrowth was cleared between the observation deck and the hack box, simultaneously allowing for better viewing and providing a safer habitat for the newly released birds. The viewing deck was also improved so...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    2012 First Project Report
    By - Jake Kheel - Director of the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation
    The new year of 2012 has been an especially busy onefor the previously reintroduced Ridgeway’s Hawks to Punta Cana. Immediatelyafter Christmas through the New Year an unprecedented number of birdingtourists came to the PuntaCana Resort & Club to partake in free birdingtours with renowned tropical ornithologist Dr....
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has made updates to their project page.
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    November, 2011 Report
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director PCEF
    The third reintroduction of the Ridgeways Hawk has successfully moved on from the intensive periods of constant observation and intervention. The two biologists from the Hispaniola Ornithological Society assigned to the 2011 program have returned to the United States and now the responsibilities of observation and data...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has made updates to their project page.
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    Project Report 31/07/2011
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director PCEF
    In 2011, the Ridgway’s Hawk Project continued to monitor nests and collect nestlings for release sites in Punta Cana and Pedro Sanchez.  In all, biologists monitored 37 nests in Los Haitises National Park and chicks were chosen from a total of eight nests.  In addition to monitoring the nests, our team also...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 34 donations
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    2011's Reintroduction
    By - Jake Kheel - Project Leader
    In April 2011, the Ecological Foundation and project partners Peregrine Fund and the Hispaniola Ornithological Society began their third reintroduction of Ridgeway Hawks in Punta Cana. As is with every year, the Hawks and their nesting sites were carefully monitored for months before several chicks were carefully selected...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    Project Report 21/01/2011
    By - Jacob Kheel - Director of the PUNTACANA Ecological Foundation
    The most recently reintroduced five Hawks are fast approaching their one year anniversary in their new home here in Punta Cana (and the original group is almost at their 2 year anniversary!) and all seem to be fully adjusted to their new surroundings. In mid-Novemeber an employee of the Hispaniola...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    Update on PC's Ridgeway's Hawk Program
    By - Jacob Kheel - Environmental Director PCEF
    Over the past three months the Reintroduction of the Ridgeway’s Hawk has continued to make significant strides in reestablishing a sustainable population in Punta Cana. The first year of their life is naturally the most critical for the hawks because during this time they have to fully adjust to their new setting,...
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR posted a progress report
    Reintroduction of Ridgway's Hawks in 2010
    By - Jake Kheel - Environmental Director PUNTACANA Resort & Club
    In May 2010, the Ecological Foundation and project partners Peregrine Fund and Hispaniolan Ornithological Society conducted the second reintroduction of Ridgway's Hawks in Punta Cana. After months of monitoring nest sites in Los Haitises National Park, an additional five juvenile hawks were transported to Punta Cana....
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  • Conserving the Ridgway's Hawk in Punta Cana, DR has received 18 donations
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Organization

Puntacana Ecological Foundation

Santo Domingo, n/a, Dominican Republic
http://www.puntacana.org

Project Leader

Jacob Kheel

Environmental Director
Santo Domingo, N/A Dominican Republic

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