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DOS February Meeting: “Raptor Quest, Chasing America’s Raptors” by Scott Harris

February 21, 2024 @ 7:00 pm 9:00 pm EST

RaptorQuest, Chasing’s America’s Raptors is about my journey to find all 53 of the Raptors (hawks, falcons and owls) that call the Lower 48 states home. I found all 53, along with a Bat Falcon, a Steller’s Sea Eagle and an Eurasian Eagle Owl. It is filled with stories about each bird and dozens of color photographs. 

I took 17 months and more than 100,000 miles of travel across 34 states. In my presentation, I share my adventures, misadventures, successes and failures. From -36 degree days, to one over 100, to getting stuck in the mud, to barely missing a bird, to just arriving in time. It’s about the Raptors, of course, but it’s also about the people I met, the things I learned and why I’m already in the middle of my next big birding adventure. 

Scott Harris and his wife Randi retired to South Carolina in March of 2020. It was also when he first started birding – a hobby he never imagined himself participating in, but now can’t imagine living without. They sold their long-time home and business, Mustang Marketing, a marketing/branding company they had owned for 35 years. They are blessed that both their children and their grandson are also in South Carolina. His book, RaptorQuest: Chasing America’s Raptors, is the story of his year-long adventure tracking down every species of Raptor in the Lower 48 states.

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Hockessin, Delaware 19707
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