Raptor Demonstration at the Crown Point State Historic Site

Crown Point State Historic Site will host a Raptor Demonstration with Mark Mankse, Adirondack Raptors on Saturday, May 14 from 10:30 am until 12:30 pm at the picnic pavilion on the site. 

Mark has worked under famed wildlife biologist Frances Hamerstrom, a graduate student of Aldo Leopold. He was also the recipient of the St. Lawrence Academy Medal for outstanding contributions in the field of education in 2019 from SUNY Potsdam. Mark is a master bander for the USF&WS and has been managing an American Kestrel population in northern New York for the past 21 years. Recently he has expanded his nest boxes to western New York, northern and southern Vermont, and northeastern New Hampshire. Until recently he had been an adjunct at Paul Smiths College and a licensed wildlife rehabilitator for the state. He founded Adirondack Raptors in 2008 and can be seen throughout the northern part of the state with his birds educating the public about birds of prey. Traveling with Mark will be three of his live raptors. He will have with him two owls and one hawk.