COVID-19 UPDATE: The Harris Center has canceled or postponed all in-person programs and events through at least June 15. The Harris Center building will also be closed to visitors until June 15. Our trails and grounds remain open.

Levi Burford

Seasonal Raptor Biologist

Levi Burford looks for raptors atop Pack Monadnock. (photo © Katrina Fenton)Levi grew up in Antrim, NH and learned to enjoy the woods in the tract of Forest Society land behind his house. After earning his B.S. in Adventure Education from Plymouth State University in 2007, he headed out to Colorado to teach with Outward Bound for five years.

He’s been back in New Hampshire full-time since 2012. During that time, his longtime mild interest in birds grew into a mild obsession. In 2017, he wandered to the top of Pack Monadnock, where he promptly caught “Raptor Fever.” He’s still there today raving about the birds! Levi remembers his introduction to the Harris Center as a student at Great Brook School where he learned, of all things, about raptor migration.