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FKH 2018 Count Team

September 11, 2018

Luis Gles, Chris Payne, Lindsey Duval and Rafael Galvez. Photo by Mark Hedden.

The FKH 2018 Team will be counting daily -rain or shine – from the observation deck at Curry Hammock State Park from 9 am to 4 pm through October 31, 2018. For more information about getting to the site, here is a link to our “Participate” page.


Chris Payne has been birding since childhood, frequenting his local hawkwatch at Allegheny Front in Western PA. Chris was one of our full-season counters during the fall of 2016. During 2017, he was the counter for New Jersey Audubon’s Montclair Hawk Watch. He has worked on point counts to monitor Golden-winged Warblers, worked with horseshoe crabs, conducted surveys for Louisiana Waterthrushes and Cerulean Warblers, and has wide experience ranging from veterinary technician to invasive plant eradication. He is from Berlin, PA.

Lindsey Duval is an avid birder and has a broad-ranging experience in and out of the field. She has worked with Golden-cheeked Warblers in Texas, monitoring nests and conducting point counts to target banded birds. She has worked with Common Yellowthroats, including mist-netting and territorial experiments during nesting season. Lindsey has performed point counts for Pennsylvania’s Breeding Bird Atlas, banded birds with the Purple Martin Conservation Association and surveyed for American Woodcocks. She has joined us from Saratoga Springs, NY.

Luis Eduardo Gles is a Colombian naturalist and is a familiar member of South Florida’s birding community. He has dedicated much time in recent years as a volunteer at the Cape Florida Banding Station on Biscayne Bay. He is a founding member of Valley of the Colors, an organization focused on developing ecotourism in Colombia and Florida, and coordinating with bird tracking agencies. Luis is bilingual and will be instructive in connecting with our Spanish-speaking visitors.

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  1. September 19, 2018 11:31 am

    Serious. Science!

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