Inform and Inspire: Raptor Naturalist
The Straits of Mackinac are known nationally to be a migratory pathway for 17 different species of raptors. Each spring and fall, the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch (MSRW) works with professional raptor experts to identify and count migrating raptors across the Straits. With this grant, MSRW will retain a professional educator with bird/raptor expertise to develop an educational program for the community that gathers during these activities. Volunteer educators will use the program throughout the migratory season to inform the community about raptors, their natural histories, and migrations.