UNION — A Union scientist has been honored for her lifetime of work with birds of prey.

Patricia Kennedy, who has a doctorate in biology/ecology, is a wildlife biologist with a unique speciality and passion — raptors. In 2022, the Raptor Research Foundation recognized Kennedy’s lifetime contributions to the field of raptor ecology. She is the recipient of the Fran and Frederick Hamerstrom Award, which is given to an individual who has contributed significantly to the understanding of raptor ecology and natural history.

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