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Bobby scans the sky, looking for hawks at FIRE


Link to downloadable photos of Bobby


Passions:

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



Professional

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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