And since it is such an uncommonly seen animal, finding an expert to chat about the gyrfalcon has been difficult – until now! Join us Thursday, February 18th at 3pm PT / 6pm ET as High Arctic Institute founder Kurt Burnham answers your gyrfalcon questions live from the Northern Lights Cam.
Ask Kurt about why these birds of prey are so rarely seen and why it may be appearing on the Northern Lights Cam. Find out about its migration habits and its preferred diet. There is so much to learn about these unique creatures and Thursday’s your opportunity to join the fun!
Just tune in to the Northern Lights Cam at 3pm PT, type your questions in the comments section below the player and get ready to discover the secrets of the gyrfalcon.
Kurt Burnham created the High Arctic Institute in 2006. In 2008 he earned his PhD from the University of Oxford, his research focusing on Peregrine and Gyrfalcon populations in Greenland. He has conducted field research in Greenland every summer since 1991, spending nearly three combined years of his life there.