This continental effort supports raptor conservation, monitoring programs, and local watch sites.
The purpose of Raptorthon is simple: get outside and have fun birding while raising funds on behalf of raptor monitoring throughout the Americas!
Like a Bird-a-thon effort, Raptorthon is a sponsored bird count, just focused on raptors. The aim is to see the most significant number of raptor species (and, optionally, all other bird species) in a 24-hour-period.
Participation is Easy
Choose one day to count, register with HMANA, find sponsors to pledge support for your Raptorthon, find as many species as possible, collect your pledges, and report your results!
Support your Local Watch Site
All funds raised support raptor monitoring, but you decide how it is distributed!
1-Donate 50% of all you raise to a hawk watch site and 50% to HMANA to support its raptor conservation efforts
2-Donate 25% to another conservation organization of your choice and 75% to HMANA or
3-Donate 100% to HMANA programs
Hawk Watch Fund
HMANA’s Hawk Watch Fund grant program grows every year because of Raptorthon. We dedicate 25% of what is donated to HMANA during Raptorthon to the Fund, developing our annual grant program supporting education and research efforts at watch sites throughout the Americas.
Thanks to Raptorthon, we are offering over $3,000 in grants in 2022.
Support Raptorthon —sponsor a team with a pledge or host your event. Either way, you directly strengthen the raptor monitoring community. We are incredibly grateful for all who have participated in or donated to Raptorthon over the years. Together, we have made a tangible impact in supporting our international monitoring network, raising over $77,000 for watch sites and HMANA programs, and enjoying many fun days of birding!
With Raptorthon, you have the freedom to create your event wherever you are comfortable! Stay in your yard or neighborhood, plan a road trip to a beach, or choose a park or sanctuary that allows for social distancing. Raptorthon can be done solo, with your family members, or with friends. Spend time outside in a way that makes you feel safe.
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