Hawk Ridge 50th Celebration Event Sept 22-25, 2022
Sep 22 – Sep 25 all-day


Hawk Ridge is celebrating 50 years of raptor research and education! Hawk Ridge Nature Reserve was established in 1972, which was also the first year of the formal, standardized raptor count and raptor banding research. We hope you can join us, as we kick off the event the evening of Thurs. 9/22/22 at the beautiful Greysolon Ballroom for a grand celebration of the past, present, and future of Hawk Ridge! Our annual Hawk Weekend Festival will follow that weekend with a great line up of workshops, speakers, field trips, and special events. Be sure to save the dates. We hope you can join us!

Panama: Under the River of Raptors Trip October 2022
Oct 25 – Nov 1 all-day

Please join us for this amazing opportunity! We wanted to personally share with you this exciting trip to Panama! Margie Menzies, Hawk Ridge Education Director, in cooperation with Holbrook Travel will be accompanying a group of lucky birders to Panama this fall to view this incredible river of raptors in peak season. 

For Starters!  

An optional 4-day pre-trip extension will provide an opportunity to venture into the more remote Darien Province of Eastern Panama where wilderness remains and provides haven for an incredible array of forest birds including rare Harpy and Crested Eagles. Travel downriver in a dugout canoe in search of herons, egrets, kingfishers and oropendolas along the shores of the river. Visit the interior of these dense forests in search of antbirds, macaws, toucans, tanagers and more- all before the main trip begins! 

 And on to the Main Course! 

At Hawk Ridge, we are thrilled with incredible views of thousands to tens of thousands of raptors a day during fall migration season. The hawk count site in Panama counted over 2 million raptors in one day with daily counts ranging in the hundreds of thousands! 

This is a great opportunity to see where many of our northern migrants are heading during the fall for their wintering grounds.  In addition to seeing raptors, we will experience the best of birding in Panama with visits to a variety of settings including rainforest, cloud forest, tropical dry forest, and Mangrove habitats, among others, each with it’s own unique endemic species, colorful and unique local resident birds, and visiting migratory species. The tour group will be guided each day on this expedition by an expert local guide in each region of the trip. 

If you want further enticements to get you to join this incredible opportunity, you can watch real time visitors at a Panamanian Fruit feeder! What an amazing diversity of birds! 

Howler monkey in Central and South America For the full itinerary and travel details, please visit  

We hope you will consider traveling with us this fall! Please note space is limited on this trip and deadline for registration for the Pre-trip extension is June 7, 2022, Main trip deadline is July 22, 2022. If you have further questions, please contact Debbie Jordan at or 866-748-6146.  


Image Credits: Debbie Jordan