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Rocky Mountain
Raptor Program

Judy Scherpelz
Executive Director


Host Hotel Address:

Fort Collins Marriott
350 East Horsetooth Road
Fort Collins, Colorado 80525
Jamie Meyer
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RRF Board Mtg.

Field Trips:


Welcome / Plenary Lecture Speaker: Dr. Pat Shipman

General Paper Session

Early Career Raptor Researchers Lunch

Special Session:
Raptor-Human Conflicts

Poster Session

General Paper Session

The Role of Banding in Raptor Conservation: Past, Present, and Future

Special Session: Raptors
and Zoonotic Infections

Evening Social

General Paper Session

Special Session:
Raptors in Education

Special Session:
Energy Development

RRF Business Meeting

Silent Auction

Awards Banquet

Field Trips:

2010 Raptor Research Foundation Annual Conference
"Raptors in a Changing World"

Conference at a Glance Schedule


2010 Annual Meeting Program and Abstracts

  Pdf. Presentations from Saturday, Sept, 25th Special Session


Welcome/Plenary Speaker: Dr. Pat ShipmanYou are invited to the 2010 annual conference of the Raptor Research Foundation in Fort Collins, Colorado, where we will explore the role of raptor research in a world of energy development, human conflicts, and emerging diseases.  Highlights include raptor papers, poster sessions, and plenary speaker Pat Shipman, researcher in anthropology and the interpretation of fossils such as archaeopteryx (pictured at left.)

The conference will be highlighted by symposia on Raptor-Human Conflicts, Raptors and Energy Development, Raptors and Zoonotic Infections, Raptor Banding and Research, and Raptors in Education.

The Iron Family Dancers and Singers (pictured at right) will exhibit the various styles of intertribal powwow dancing of the Plains Indian Tribes at the Annual Banquet. Each exhibition dance will include an  explanation of the dance regalia and origination of the dance style. 

Click here to print in pdf format. Click here to open in Word. Set against the backdrop of 14,000 foot peaks, Fort Collins is the gateway to the Rocky Mountains – A variety of ecosystems, from short-grass prairie to high mountain ranges, are within an hour’s drive, offering several exciting field trip opportunities for attendees.  Late September will offer a peak of fall color for those who choose to experience the aspen in the high country.

Fort Collins has a national reputation for offering a high quality of life.  It offers many amenities for the outdoor enthusiasts, including miles of bike/running trails,  a bike library for those who wish to explore the area by bicycle, several fitness and climbing centers that offer day passes, fishing on the scenic Poudre River, to name a few.  Fort Collins also has a reputation for the number of world-renowned microbreweries including New Belgium Brewing Company.  Family members that accompany attendees will be delighted with the variety of activities available to them. 

Fort Collins is known for its diverse scientific community and numerous university, state, and federal research entities such as Colorado State University, the Center for Disease Control, the USDA National Wildlife Research Center, the Rocky Mountain Bird Observatory, and the Fort Collins Audubon Society, who will be contributing to the success of the conference.

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, a nonprofit organization that provides raptor rehabilitation and environmental education, will co-host the conference with EDM International, Inc., leaders in avian-related issues.  The conference will be held at the Fort Collins Marriott Hotel with room rates at $102/night.

For more information contact:
Judy Scherpelz  
RRF Local organizing committee chair
Executive Director of the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

Co-Hosted by:

Raptor Research Foundation, Inc.

Rocky Mountain Raptor Program, Ft. Collins, Colorado

EDM International, Inc., Ft. Collins, Colorado

Marriott Hotel, Ft. Collins, Colorado


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