HMANA Virtual Raptor Conference

July 28-31, 2021

We are pleased to announce the Hawk Migration Association of North America’s Virtual Raptor conference, scheduled for July 28-31.

Since 1974 HMANA has hosted a conference every three-to-four years. Join us online for our sixteenth symposium!

The conference is open for registration. Early bird pricing extends through June 15, 2021.

HMANA hosts the conference with the support of partner organizations and sponsors Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, HawkWatch International, Michigan Audubon, the Detroit River International Wildlife Refuge Alliance, Swarovski Optik of North America, and more!

We hope that you will join us in July! Here is why you do not want to miss it!

Themed daily topics

Including North American Raptors: Population & Migration, Raptor Migration from around the World, Climate and Raptors, and Regional Raptor Migration.

Renowned speakers

From around the globe presenting research efforts on raptor migration, ecology, and conservation.

Covering a variety of species

Golden Eagles, Mississippi Kites, Crested Caracaras, Snail Kites, Short-tailed Hawks, Swallow-tailed Kites, Northern Goshawks, Hook-billed Kites, Snowy Owls, Rough-legged Hawks, Peregrine Falcons, and Gyrfalcons!

Migration Information

A plethora of geographical migration information, from across North America—including Belize, Mexico, and the Arctic—to South America and the Straits of Gibraltar!

Easy Access

Affordable access, from individual sessions to the full conference program!

100% Virtual

No costly travel or lodging required. Enjoy the conference from your preferred location and screen!

Important information for Those Planning to Attend

Registration: Registration is now open. Early registration pricing ends on June 15.

Registration Funding: Calling all raptor enthusiasts! 

HMANA has limited funds to cover the cost of registration for those in need. To apply, please submit a short essay (no more than 1000 words) by 11:59 pm EDT, June 15, 2021, describing your need and interest in the conference and submit as an attachment, with “HMANA Conference Funding Application” in the subject line, to We want to support participation from students and marginalized communities, so prioritization will be given to those identifying as Black, Indigenous, a person of color, woman, LGBTQ+, and/or disabled. 

We encourage you to visit all of the pages of the conference website to explore additional information on program topics, speaker biographies, ways to become a sponsor or vendor, and conference schedule.

We know you join us in our excitement for this unique HMANA conference and that we will see you online in July! Please let us know if you have any questions: Stay tuned for more news on the conference in the coming weeks!

Best Regards from the HMANA Conference Committee

Rosemary Brady

Julie Brown

Jane Ferreyra

Laurie Goodrich

Josh Haas

Carolyn Hoffman

Paul Roberts

Brian Wargo

The Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) is a 501(c)3 organization. 28916 Millbrook Rd., Farmington Hills, MI  48334

Cancellation/Refund Policy:

100% refund if requested more than 7 days prior to event; a 50% refund may be applied to cancellations within 5 days of the event. No refunds after the start of the conference.