The Pisgah Peregrines

Raptorthon Date: April 16, 2022 (Back-up Date: April 17, 2022)

I will participate for the third year in a row in Raptorthon! I have already been counting hawks for many years and have, in the last couple of years, I have been reporting counts from the Mt. Pisgah site (also known as Mills River Overlook, MM 404 on the Blue Ridge Parkway, NC)

But now is my chance to count on another aspect: Raptorthon! The Pisgah Peregrines team (consisting of my husband, Carlton, and I) will be counted as many species of birds and numbers of Raptors as we can for an entire day as we travel around Henderson County, NC, and reach out to Transylvania, Buncombe, and Haywood County as time permits. We will be concentrating on Raptor spotting and counting every bird we hear and see.

Please sponsor my team with a contribution of any amount! All funds raised will monitor programs at HMANA, including This migration database securely stores counts of migrating raptors from more than 250 sites across the United States, Canada, and Central America. Your donation will also support HMANA’s Hawk Watch Fund, which provides annual grants to assist watch sites looking for support, including educational materials and displays, construction and maintenance of viewing platforms, hiring hawk watchers, or purchasing equipment.

Team Leader: Vicky Burke


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