|Marie, Overlook volunteer|
Our volunteers also help out in a lot of ways with the behind-the-scenes tasks. We have specially trained volunteers helping Frank with both the raptor and passerine banding programs. We have volunteers that help with the count and volunteers that come to the office to assist Janelle with administrative duties. Volunteers also help with trail work and the stewardship management aspects of keeping the nature reserve in order.
|Rachael, Banding Station Volunteer|
Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory is a community of people coming together for the same reasons, a love for nature and a love for birds. Our volunteers come to Hawk Ridge for not only share those same reasons, but also exemplify to the public what it means to serve for a greater purpose. I can honestly say that every volunteer I have met is a great inspiration, especially when it comes to showing what it means to give to what you care about. This passion is passed on to the staff, visitors, and other volunteers. Volunteers help keep our dream and vision alive.
With that, I would like to say THANK YOU to all the volunteers who are here to help with everything that we need to achieve our mission of bird conservation research, education, and stewardship of Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve. You are the best!
P.S. If you are visiting and have a chance to chat with one of our volunteers, please give them a special thank you as well. What a fine, dedicated crew we have!
|Harry, Overlook volunteer|
Hawk Ridge Volunteer Director