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Our five-week class has ended for 2021. They are recorded so you can still “take” the class. Email to let us know, then follow the payment option below. Thank you!

Join Sue Cottrell for a five session class, “Hawk Watching in Western Washington”. 

This class will teach you about the 15 species of diurnal raptors that can be found in western WA, emphasizing field identification and the particularly fascinating element of winter behavior. It will also cover raptor terminology, migration, the daily and annual cycle, birding ethics, equipment and birding guides. Instructor Sue Cottrell has studied raptors and guided outdoor trips for over 30 years, and has a vast knowledge of local populations.

The five sessions will be presented via Zoom beginning at 6:30 pm and run approximately 1 1/2 hours, starting on Tuesday January 12, 2021. Classes will be recorded and available for viewing for a week afterward in case any are missed.

The 5-week Zoom session fee is $100 per person.

To complete your registration, send check, along with email address and phone number to Raptor Studies NW, P.O. Box 85, Bow, WA 98232. Contact Sue at with any questions.

Sue Cottrell with adult Red-tailed Hawk
Sue Cottrell with an adult Red-tailed Hawk ready for release after banding