Conservation Research News

Field Report from the 2023 Saw-whet Owl Banding Project

In the fall of 2023, the Harris Center launched its second season of saw-whet owl banding on SuperSanctuary lands, as part of an international research effort to better understand this charismatic species.

Harris Center Kestrels Win the Superbowl of Birding

The Harris Center “Kestrels” placed first in the birding competition, and raised funds for kestrel conservation efforts.

Field Report from the 2023 Vernal Pool Project

In 2023, our community scientists and interns documented 5 new vernal pools in four Monadnock Region towns.

Exemplary Educator, Volunteers & Partners Honored at 2023 Annual Meeting

The Harris Center recognized several exemplary partners and volunteers at our 53rd Annual Meeting on October 22.

A Raptor Conservation Update

This breeding season, Harris Center staff, interns, and volunteers banded 17 American Kestrel chicks and monitored six Broad-winged Hawk nests and territories. Next up — tallying the migrating raptors soaring over Pack Monadnock!

Interns Gain Hands-on Experience in the Field

In the summer of 2023, interns provided essential support for a wide variety of projects, from conservation easement monitoring to invasive species removal to forest community inventory.

If You Build It, They Will Come: A Kestrel Update

This spring, volunteers, interns, and staff from the Harris Center constructed and placed more than 20 nest boxes for kestrels in 11 towns across the Monadnock Region.

Field Report from the 2022 Saw-whet Owl Banding Project

In the fall of 2022, the Harris Center conducted a pilot season of saw-whet owl banding on SuperSanctuary lands, as part of an international research effort to better understand this charismatic species.

Field Report from the 2022 Vernal Pool Project

In 2022, our community scientists and interns documented 5 new vernal pools in three Monadnock Region towns.

Final Report from the 2022 Hawk Watch

2022 was a notable year for the Pack Monadnock Raptor Observatory. Here are the highlights.

A New Nighthawk Migration Monitoring Initiative Takes Flight

This August, the Harris Center piloted a monitoring effort to document the fall migration of the state-endangered Common Nighthawk through the Monadnock Region.

Summer Interns Contribute to Conservation Research & Stewardship

In the summer of 2022, interns provided essential support for a wide variety of projects, from conservation easement monitoring to conference planning to forest community inventory.