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Migrating Sharp-shinned Hawk painting on the cover of Golden Gate Raptor Observatory’s Pacific Raptor

by Bryce W. Robinson

I’m privileged to see my painting of a migrating Sharp-shinned Hawk featured on the cover of the Golden Gate Raptor Observatory publication, Pacific Raptor. If you are not aware of the observatory or the work they do, you can find out more at their website –

https://www.parksconservancy.org/…/golden-gate-raptor…

You can also see what is inside this issue of Pacific Raptor here –

https://www.parksconservancy.org/…/PR_41_Final…

Thanks to my good friends Allen Fish and Teresa Ely for the opportunity to share my work with the Golden Gate Raptor community!

Support Red-tailed Hawk Research!

by Bryce W. Robinson

Interested in supporting Red-tailed Hawk research? Purchase these items from the shop!

I’ve collaborated with some folks to form a research project aimed at furthering our understanding of the Red-tailed Hawk. This involves a robust effort to trap these birds on the wintering grounds and outfit them with tracking devices. By doing so, we hope to gain insights into migratory connectivity as well as answer some long standing questions about population assignment related to their appearance (in other words, to what subspecies they belong). The work is foundational to a large effort to understand regional plumage variation at the genomic level, and the evolution of the distribution and patterns we see in this species.

We are raising money for transmitters, and we need your help! Please visit the Red-tailed Hawk website to find out how you can contribute!

Original gouache paintings for sale – Peregrine Falcon profile artwork for The Peregrine Fund’s Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN)

by Bryce W. Robinson

I’ve been collaborating for some time now with The Peregrine Fund on a big data project they are launching – the Global Raptor Impact Network (GRIN). My role has been to illustrate species profile images for each of the world’s raptor species (raptors as defined in McClure et al. 2019, which comprises around 560-580 species, depending on the taxonomic list applied [see McClure et al. 2020] .

Now available are two original, 9×12″ gouache paintings on hardboard, or a limited edition (1 of 20) 11×14″ high quality, archival and signed giclee print of our very first design for this project, the iconic Peregrine Falcon (Falco peregrinus).

This is an amazing way to help celebrate The Peregrine Fund’s 50th Anniversary as well as to help support the GRIN project.

Learn more about GRIN: https://globalraptors.org/grin/indexAlt.asp

Illustrating a Prairie Falcon: A tutorial for the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership’s Snake River Raptor Festival

by Bryce W. Robinson