Hawk Mountain Sanctuary will cap its 80th anniversary year with a new publication: Hawk Mountain: A Conservation Success Story, and copies will be available Saturday, November 29 during the Sanctuary’s annual Holiday Open House festivities. Authors Jim Brett and Keith Bildstein will be on hand on this day to sign copies from noon until 3 pm.

The book includes updated essays by Jim Brett on the cultural and natural history of Hawk Mountain and pairs it with completely new information by Dr. Keith Bildstein on raptor conservation, the threats raptors face today, Hawk Mountain’s role in conservation ornithology, and finally, the Sanctuary’s optimism for raptors, thanks to our conservation science training program and global reach.

“This book is the perfect mix of old and new, and with illustrations by Julie Zickefoose, incredible photography, text by Keith and Jim, a foreword by Pete Dunne … it all combines into a must-have for our Hawk Mountain supporters,” says Sanctuary President Jerry Regan.

This project is made possible thanks to the generosity of the Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources, Peter Bennett and Jean Nevins, Cameron and Diane Fowler, the grandchildren of Sanctuary founder Rosalie Edge, and the Pennsylvania Game Commission, and is being published during Hawk Mountain’s 80th anniversary year.

The attractive 8×8″ trade edition features a laminate, full-color cover and will be available during a book signing at the Sanctuary’s annual Holiday Open House on Saturday, November 29 (Cost $35), and a limited-edition, leather-bound hard cover costs just $100 and will be shipped in advance of the holidays during early December. Limited edition copies are selling fast, are signed and numbered, and finished with satin ribbon bookmark, gold-gilded edges, and foil-stamped front and spine.

ALL proceeds support Hawk Mountain raptor education programs.

Special Edition: The special edition copy is signed and hand-numbered, bound in leather and limited to just 500 and already selling fast. Special edition copies will be in stock during early December and are for sale online or in the Hawk Mountain bookstore. To learn more, call 610-756-6961.

BOOKSIGNING: Saturday, November 29, Noon to 3 pm
Meet the authors Jim Brett and Keith Bildstein. Held during Holiday Open House festivities. Includes complimentary hot cider.

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