This spring, HMANA’s featured Raptorthon team is the Braddock Bay Raptor ID Workshop leaders and participants! The workshop is being held April 6-12th  and takes place on one of the Great Lakes’ best migrant hotspots – Braddock Bay, NY. This fun tour is all about improving your hawk watching skills from some of the country’s best hawk watchers, Frank Nicoletti and Luke Tiller.  They will spend 6 days in the classroom, field and banding stations studying migrating raptors as well as other birds in surrounding areas.

April 11th is Raptorthon day for the group, who will be joined by the Braddock Bay Raptor Research Hawkwatch staff.  The focus will be to see or hear as many raptor and non-raptor species as possible. You can show your support for the Braddock Bay Raptor ID Workshop team by making a pledge! 50% of pledges go toward supporting essential HMANA programs like and Hawk Watch Fund grants and 50% goes directly to Braddock Bay Raptor Research. Help us keep our raptor monitoring network strong!

You can download their pledge coupon or make your pledge online to support the Braddock Bay Raptorthon team.