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About Mike Lanzone

Mike started birding when he was 8, and has worked as a field ornithologist for various state, federal, and private organizations across the United States and Mexico. Recently he was the Assistant Coordinator for the 2nd Pennsylvania Breeding Bird Atlas and the Biotechnology and Biomonitoring Lab Supervisor stationed at Powdermill, the biological research station of Carnegie Museum of Natural History.

In the spring of 2011 he was awarded the Conservation Award from the Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology for the work done on eastern Golden Eagles. Currently, Mike is the Chief Executive Officer of Cellular Tracking Technologies in Somerset, PA. His major foci include Golden Eagle flight behavior and telemetry and nocturnal monitoring of birds using flight calls. A lot of his work recently has focused on advances in the application of bioacoustics to the monitoring of geographically remote breeding populations of songbirds in North America and, hopefully, around the world.

When he isn’t working he spends much of his time outside birding, photography and gardening. In addition to serving on several board of directors for NGOs, Mike currently serves on the Pennsylvania Ornithological Records Committee and is the vice president for Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology.

Posts by Mike Lanzone:

Eastern Meadowlark - Leica APO-Televid/handheld (Mike Lanzone)
Virginia Rail, Somerset County PA. (Mike Lanzone)
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Review: iPhone 5s – video magic

There is nothing that does a better job telling a story than great videos of your birding adventures. But as we all know there is a huge difference between the…

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Mike Lanzone, Bob Fogg, and John Puschock scan the ocean! (Photo by Andy McGann)
An adult Sooty Tern flying close past the boat on our first day out. This species breeds in the tropics and wanders north over the ocean during the late summer. (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Black-capped Petrel offshore North Carolina (Photo by Alex Lamoreaux)
Black Skimmer putting a show on for the group, it was just several meters in front of the group passing back and forth showing a juv. skimmer how to skim! 
Photo by Mike Lanzone
Eagles come by very close to the watch site, this is what makes the Allegheny Front a great place to see Golden Eagles in the fall!!
Photo by Malcolm Harter
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LIVE @ Allegheny Front Hawkwatch

Nemesis Bird– LIVE From the Allegheny Front Hawkwatch Live coverage by Mike and Alex at The Pennsylvania Society for Ornithology’s field trip to Allegheny Front. To get an automatic notification…

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Cooper's Hawk Hot on the tail of another Belted Kingfisher