Our field adventures are chronicled on the website from present time back to 2006 in Notes from the Field.

*Notes from the field will resume in Fall of 2016.


Coastal Raptors is a non-profit organization headed by Dan Varland with Mark Schult providing web development. Coastal Raptors is dedicated to providing research and education programs leading to better understanding and conservation of raptors in coastal environments. Active since 1995 and with non-profit 501(c)(3) status beginning May 2009, the goals are to:
Raptor survey transects on three coastal beaches in western Washington.

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Bald Eagle feeding on sturgeon carcass. This photo series was taken by Tom Rowley near Ocean Shores on February 9, 2014. A two-year-old eagle feeds while younger individuals watch and wait for their turn.

Peregrine falcon feeding on the beach Peregrine falcon feeding on the beach Peregrine falcon flying away from kill Bald eagle flying away with falcon's kill

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