Sunday, March 24, 2013

HMANA's Spring Raptorthon
       First prize: “Arctic Portrait – White Gyrfalcon”, a ROBERT BATEMAN Print

It’s Spring and raptors are on the move! That must mean it's time for HMANA's Raptorthon! If you haven’t participated in this event before, I suggest you join the fun. From March 1-May 31, you simply choose a day and decide where you’d like to count; your local watch site, your backyard, or tour around anywhere to find as many species as you can. Choose to count by yourself, with friends, or as part of a team. Find as many raptor species as possible during that day (or include ALL bird species if you wish). Then you register with HMANA, assign a percentage of your proceeds to a watch site or other conservation organization and let your friends or colleagues know you are raising money for a great cause!

Did I mention that you get a free Raptorthon t-shirt for you and your teammates when you register?
People who sponsor you can either give you a flat donation or agree to a certain amount per raptor species. We even have a great letter to download from our website to help find sponsors.
After that, the only thing left to do is go out and enjoy a day of birding or hawk watching! When you’re all done, report to your sponsors, collect your pledges, send to HMANA and we’ll issue a check to your hawkwatch or conservation organization.
PRIZES! New this year!
Each participant who registers and raises at least $25 will be entered for one chance in the draw. Participants who raise at least $100 will receive an additional chance for each $100 raised (e.g. If you raised $100, you will get 2 chances; if you raised $500 you will get 6 chances.
Please visit to see prizes, download forms and learn more on taking part. While you're there, you can support other teams by clicking on "Sponsor a Participant".
Thanks and Happy raptorthoning!

1 comment:

  1. At 4:30 p.m.4/18/2013 I got to see the hawk migration in my back yard. I live in Ohio just 15 minutes from downtown Cleveland. It was awesome to see so many hawks at one time soaring the thermals and heading south. I live 5 mins. from Hopkins Airport and I noticed there were no planes flying out. I wandered if had to do with the migration. Susan