Raptors Over Yellowstone
Katy Duffy, M.S.
It's a raptor time of year! Starting with a brief classroom session, the class will focus on raptor identification and ecology. Then you’ll spend the day in Hayden Valley and other Yellowstone valleys watching for raptors (birds of prey) flying overhead on their journeys south. With any luck, you’ll see eagles, osprey, and a variety of hawks and falcons.
About the instructor
Katy Duffy has been a licensed bird bander specializing in diurnal raptors, owls, and songbirds for more than 40 years. She has also conducted late winter – spring surveys for advertising male forest owls in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for 23 years. She has counted diurnal raptors in Yellowstone National Park during fall migration since 2010. She has given programs and taught classes on diurnal raptors, owls, and other birds of the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem for more than 20 years.
Katy worked for the National Park Service in Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks for 32 years. She was a supervisory resource education ranger in Yellowstone and a ranger-naturalist in Grand Teton. She has a M.S. in ecology from Rutgers University.
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