Raptorthon 2018

April 29, 2018 all-day

Count Interpreter, John Richardson (left), and Lead Counter, Frank Nicoletti (right)

We invite you to please sponsor Frank Nicoletti & the Hawk Ridge Spring Counters in the 2018 Raptorthon to support Hawk Ridge Bird Observatory and Hawk Migration Association

One of the ongoing events to celebrate the spring bird migration is the annual Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA) Raptorthon. The goal of the Raptorthon is to count the maximum number of raptor species in a 24-hour period of time. The proceeds raised are split between the participant’s hawkwatch site of choice and HMANA. Each year Frank Nicoletti participates for Hawk Ridge with the West Skyline Hawk Count Site ranking as one of the top in the US for overall numbers and diversity of raptors during the spring!

Frank & the Hawk Ridge Spring Counters completed the Raptorthon on Sunday, April 29th and counted 1238 raptors of 10 species! We would much appreciate your pledges in celebrating the efforts of Frank & the Hawk Ridge Spring Counters! Approximately 30,000 raptors have been counted this spring, thanks to them!

Please consider sponsoring Frank & his team, on behalf of Hawk Ridge & HMANA. Now through May 31st, you can make your pledge by visiting: https://www.hmana.org/product/raptorthon-sponsorship/ and choosing Frank Nicoletti.

Again, 50% of your contribution will support HMANA, and 50% for Hawk Ridge, so join us and see if we can gain top ranking for species diversity in North America! Results of the Raptorthon are published each year in the Hawk Migration Studies Journal.

We thank you in advance for helping us raise money to support both Hawk Ridge & HMANA’s efforts in raptor conservation, monitoring and research programs.