BRYBC club president, 13 year old Gabriel Mapel, volunteered over 40 hours a week for the entire fall migration season and qualified as an official counter for the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch. Gabriel was awarded the Hawk Migration Association of North American Appreciation Award at the Augusta Bird Club’s December Meeting. Gabriel was recognized for his many hours of volunteer service at the Rockfish Gap Hawk Watch where he became the youngest official hawk counter in North America. Job well done Gabriel. Congratulations!