Click for Hook web pages
Bobby scans the sky, looking for hawks at FIRE

Link to downloadable photos of Bobby

Link to HMANA article about Bobby


Birdwatching, especially hawks at FIRE:  Fire Island Raptor Enumerators

Fishing:  Identified all the prey of Ospreys as they flew by

Veteran of Vietnam War

US Navy
Served on the U.S.S. Manley


Army Corps of Engineers
EIS Studies manager for Fish, Wildlife, Wetlands and Water Quality

Donations in Memory of Robert J. Kurtz:  

1.  Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association

1700 Hawk Mountain Road, Kempton, Pa  19529

2.  New York State Ornithological Association, Inc.
NYSOA, Inc.,
P.O.Box 296, Somers, NY 10589

3.  Hawk Migration Association of North America


Bobby Kurtz

Dec 23, 19
44  - Sep 26 2017

 Hawk Watcher Extraordinare

To hawk watchers at The Fire Island Hawk Watch, Bobby Kurtz was the heart of the Watch.  He acknowledged every single passing hawk by clicking it on his clicker board and then jotting it down in his personal book.  For species that passed by infrequently, he would leap up and shout for joy, revelling its passage!  This occurred for Golden Eagles, Bald Eagles, Northern Goshawks, and any buteo that graced us with its presence.  He also loved the first adult male Merlins of the season, the "Bluejacks".

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