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Endorsement Letters for the Proposed

Kittatinny-Shawangunk National Raptor Migration Corridor 

American Endorsements

Members of Congress

Senator Charles E. Schumer (D-NY)

Congressman Maurice D. Hinchey (D-NY)  


Birmingham Audubon Society         


The Wildlifers           


Prescott Audubon Society         


Cheeseman’s Ecology Safaris (Gail and Doug Cheeseman, Owners) 

Nature Trip         

Pomona Valley Audubon Society      

San Fernando Valley Audubon Society      

Santa Monica Bay Audubon Society      

Della J. Dash (Birder)        

Dr. Hans Peeters (Author and Professor Emeritus, Chabot College)   


Boulder County Audubon Society        


Audubon Connecticut

Connecticut Audubon Society

Connecticut Ornithological Association

Friends of Animals        

The Marvelwood School       

Dr. Alan H. Brush (Distinguished American ornithologist)    


Delaware Nature Society         

District of Columbia

American Bird Conservancy       

Center for Biological Diversity       

The Audubon Society of the District of Columbia    

Dr. Heather R. L. Lerner          


Florida Keys Audubon Society       

Highlands County Audubon Society, Inc.     

Optics for the Tropics        

Pelican Island Audubon Society      

St. Petersburg Audubon Society       

The Audubon Society of the Everglades        


Albany Audubon Society         


Portneuf Valley Audubon Society

The Peregrine Fund  


Audubon Council of Illinois (represents 10 local NAS chapters in IL) 

Bird Conservation Network      

Lake County Audubon Society       

Peoria Audubon Society         


Trinidad Birding (William L. Murphy, ecotourism leader)   

Owl Acres Raptor Rehabilitation        


Raptor Rehabilitation of Kentucky, Inc.        


Merrymeeting Audubon Society      

York County Audubon Society         


Cecil Bird Club (a Maryland Ornithological Society chapter)   

Friends of Backbone Mountain       

Maryland Conservation Council      

Second Chance Wildlife Center      

Southern Maryland Audubon Society      

The Audubon Naturalist Society of the Central Atlantic States   

Leslie W. DeVilbiss (Concerned citizen)

Roland Dutcher (Nature Photographer)

Kathleen Handley (Master Wildlife Rehabilitator)

David Miller, Ph. D. (Biologist)  

Virginia I. Miller, M. D. (Pathologist)   

Margaret R. Peterson (Master Wildlife Rehabilitator)      


Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center

Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory       

Saint Paul Audubon Society       

Zumbro Valley Audubon         


Greater Ozarks Audubon Society



Raptor View Research Institute  


New Hampshire

New Hampshire Audubon


New Jersey

Atlantic Audubon Society       

Bergen County Audubon Society      

Foodshed Alliance

Kittatinny Mountain Raptor Research Station

Musconetcong Watershed Association     

New Jersey Audubon Society

Passaic River Coalition  

Sierra Club (Hunterdon Group)     

The Nature Conservancy in New Jersey      

The Wildlife Society (New Jersey Chapter)    

John J. Collins (Birder and wildlife conservationist)    

Eileen Reed (Birder)        

Dr. Doreen Valentine (Acquisitions Editor/Science & Environment, Rutgers University Press)  

New Jersey/Pennsylvania

Delaware Water Gap National Recreation Area (National Park Service)    

New Mexico

Central New Mexico Audubon Society        

New York

Adirondack Council        

Audubon International        

Audubon NewYork        

Bedford Audubon Society       

Delaware-Otsego Audubon Society, Inc.     

Four Harbors Audubon Society       

Great South Bay Audubon Society, Inc.      

Hawk Migration Association of North America     

High Peaks Audubon        

Hudson-Mohawk Bird Club

Huntington Audubon Society     

Ithaca College—Environmental Program     

New York State Ornithological Association, Inc.    

North Fork Audubon Society, Inc.      

Orange County Audubon Society, Inc.      

Putnam Highlands Audubon Society      

Ralph T. Waterman Bird Club       

Rochester Residents Association, Inc.      

Roger Tory Peterson Institute of Natural History (RTPI)   

Shawangunk Ridge Biodiversity Partnership (11 agencies/organizations) 

Southern Adirondack Audubon Society      

Tioga Bird Club        

David Camilleri (Birder and wildlife conservationist)   

Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. (Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council) 

Jim Landau (Coordinator of Hamburg Hawk Watch)    

Margaret B. Mathis (Biologist—retired)      

Robert J. Savage, Esq. (Birder and wildlife conservationist)   

Dianne D. Taggart (Birder and wildlife conservationist)   

Paul Tobias (Concerned citizen and concert cellist)


North Carolina

Audubon Society of Forsyth County      

Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society      

Mecklenburg Audubon Society       

T. Gilbert Pearson Audubon Society        


Ohio Ornithological Society



Salem Audubon Society



Albright College (Department of Biology faculty members)  

Allentown Hiking Club        

Alliance for Sustainable Communities—Lehigh Valley    

Appalachian Audubon Society       

Audubon Pennsylvania        

Baird Ornithological Club       

Bartramian Audubon Society       

Berks County Conservancy

Blue Mountain Preservation Association

Blue Mountain Wildlife, Incorporated      

Bucks County Audubon Society      

Bucks County Birders        

Bucks County Conservation District      

Carlisle House Bed & Breakfast      

Central Pennsylvania Conservancy      

Churchville Nature Center       

Conococheague Audubon Society

Delaware River Greenway Partnership

Delaware Riverkeeper Network

Delaware Valley Raptor Center      

East Penn Township, Carbon County (Board of Supervisors)   

East Stroudsburg University (Department of Biological Sciences) 

Friends of Cherry Valley       

Graham Tree Consulting       

Greater Reading Convention and Visitors Bureau    

Greater Wyoming Valley Audubon Society     

Harmony Hall Bed & Breakfast       

Hawk Mountain Sanctuary Association      

Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County (Board of Supervisors)  

Heidelberg Township, Lehigh County (Environmental Advisory Committee)

Juniata Valley Audubon Society      

Kauffman Insurance Agency, Inc.      

Keystone Trails Association       

Kittatinny and Pinnacle Association      

Lehigh Valley Audubon Society      

Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau    

Lehigh Valley Planning Commission      

LEPOCO (Lehigh-Pocono Committee of Concern)    

Little Juniata River Association       

Lynn Township, Lehigh County (Environmental Advisory Committee) 

Mauch Chunk Museum & Cultural Center, Inc.     

Merrill W. Linn Land & Waterways Conservancy    

Millersville University, Dept. of Biology (signed by 8 professors) 

D. J. Montaine Associates, R. A.

NAM Planning & Design, LLC      

Naturalist Services Inside/Outside LLC  

Nature Abounds™    

Northeast Pennsylvania Audubon Society     

Past Perspectives        

Pennsylvania Game Commission      

Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology      

Pittsburgh Climbers        

Pocono Heritage Land Trust       

Presque Isle Audubon Society       

Rural Preservation Association of Northwestern Lehigh County   

Seven Mountains Audubon       

Sierra Club—Moshannon Group      

Sinking Valley Watershed Association      

SOAR (Save Our Allegheny Ridges)      

Susquehanna Appalachian Trail Club      

The Friends of Wildwood Lake Nature Center, Inc.    

The Manada Conservancy       

The Mengel Natural History Society      

The Theodore Burr Covered Bridge Society of PA, Inc.    

Three Rivers Birding Club       

West Chester Bird Club, Inc.       

Wild Birds Unlimited (Buckingham franchise)     

Wildlands Conservancy       

Wildlife Information Center, Inc.      

Wildwood Park & Olewine Nature Center (Dauphin County)  

Dr. Margaret C. Brittingham (Prof. of Wildlife Resources, Penn State University) 

Frederic H. Brock (Birder and land use planner)     

Donald T. Cunningham, Jr. (Lehigh County Executive)    

Dr. Percy H. Dougherty (Chairman, Lehigh County Board of Commissioners)

Robert F. Ensminger (Associate Professor of Geography, Emeritus, Kutztown University) 

Benjamin D. and June R. Evans (co-authors PA’s Covered Bridges

Julie Harhart (State Representative 183rd Legislative District)   

Jack K. Holcomb (“Jack’s Backyard” radio host WEEU, Reading, PA)

Frank T. Kuserk, Ph. D. (Moravian College Environmental Studies Program)

John Leskosky (Birder and Environmental Group Manager)

Ellen Milligan (Birder and conservationist)

John Stoffa (Northampton County Executive)

Suzanne M. Switzer (Registered Nurse, CCLA, CPCU) 

Christina E. van Gelder (Birder and wildlife conservationist)  

South Carolina

Audubon South Carolina       

Hilton Head Island Audubon Society


Southwest Virginia/Northwest North Carolina

Blue Ridge Birders



Tennessee Ornithological Society        


Fort Worth Audubon   

Texas Environmental Studies & Analysis, LLC

Texas Panhandle Audubon Society  

Eric Haskell (Natural Resource Specialist)  

Charles Lauffer (Birder)  

Connie S. Wells (Birder)  


HawkWatch International         


Vermont Center for Ecostudies      

Shawn Keeley (Birder)  



Bath Highland Bird Club

Bear Mountain Farm & Wilderness Retreat

Environmental Studies on the Piedmont  

North Star Science and Technology, LLC (Satellite transmitters) 

Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch

Swan Research Program

Virginia Forest Watch (VAFW)  

Judith A. Palladinetti (Birder & Secondary Math teacher/retired) 

Barbara A. Williamson (conservationist)   


Black Hills Audubon Society

Olympic Peninsula Audubon Society

Washington Ornithological Society  

West Virginia

Appalachian Trail Conservancy

Friends of Beautiful Pendleton County, Inc.

Hanging Rock Migration Observatory

Eve Firor (Birder and wildlife conservationist)

Arthur P. Glick (Birder and wildlife conservationist)

Larry V. and Rebecca K. Thomas (Birders and conservationists)

Foreign Endorsements


Clark Expediciones  


Belize Raptor Research Institute  


Care and Rehabilitation of Injured Birds of La Montérégie

Cranberry Marsh Raptor Watch (Whitby, Ontario)

Hamilton Naturalists’ Club

Union Québécoise De Réhabilitation Des Oiseaux De Proie  

Costa Rica

La Joya De LA Jungla (Costa Rican Adventure Retreat)  

Czech Republic

Zdenek Sroubek (Institute of Photonics and Electronics ASCR, v.v.l)  


Dr. Pertti Koskimies (Luontotieto Pertti Koskimies, Inc.)  


Fabrice Delorme (Vice President of TEP)    

Georges Olioso (Ornithologist and raptor enthusiast)  


Proact International (David J. A. Conlin, Director)

Prof. Dr. Michael Wink (Ruprecht-Karls-Universität Heidelberg)   


Anna Giordano (Celebrated raptor and wildlife conservationist)  


Natural Track Safaris: Adventures in the Wilderness   


Gonzalo Horna (birder)  

Republic of Malta

BirdLife Malta

Dr. Natalino Fenech (Distinguished journalist and ornithologist)  


Cosmin-Ovidiu Manci (Biologist, Retezat National Park)   


Mark Duchamp (Manager, Renewable Energies, Iberia 2000)

Ana Grau Valenciano (Biologist, GREFA)  


Västergötlands Ornithologiska Förening (Åke Anderson, Chairman)  


Lutz Lücker (Birder)  


Thai Raptor Group (Dr. Chaiyan Kasorndorkbua)  

United Kingdom

Richard Porter (Distinguished British ornithologist)

Sylvia Wallace (Wildlife conservationist)

Nick P. Williams, MSc. (Raptor Ecologist—UK)  

Updated: 15 June 2009

Number of endorsements received: 253


Supplemental List of

Support/Endorsement Letters for the Proposed

Kittatinny-Shawangunk National Raptor Migration Corridor


American Endorsements


Members of Congress

Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA)


Baton Rouge Audubon Society

Louisiana Coastal Initiative

Orleans Audubon Society


Frederic Bird Club (MOS chapter)

Howard County Bird Club (MOS chapter)

Maryland Ornithological Society, Inc.


Dauphin County (Board of Commissioners)

Monroe County (Board of Commissioners)

Monroe County Conservation District (Board of Directors)

Pocono Environmental Education Center

Ross Township (Board of Supervisors), Monroe County

South Mountain Audubon Society

The Shelter House Society

The Wildlife Society (Pennsylvania Chapter)

Mary Ellen Higgins (Conservationist) 

Foreign Endorsements


Save the Eagles International

United Kingdom

Galloway Nature & Heritage Trust

Updated: 28 April 2010

Number of endorsements received: 271   


The first 253 endorsements are listed on the Raptor Corridor Project website ( ). New additions included on this supplemental list will also eventually be added to the website. 



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