From America to Africa, join the HawkWatch International staff, board, and birds as we celebrate raptors around the world with the success of our SOAR Campaign and launch of the Vanishing Vultures project.
It will be an evening of fun with friends, live raptors on hand, an open bar, delicious dinner by Lux Catering, a silent auction, and an Ethiopia presentation by Evan Buechley.
After an evening of indoor fun, join us on Saturday for an outdoor adventure. HWI's Neil Paprocki will lead a spring migration field trip up to Squaw Peak for a day of hawk watching. Click here for more information and registration.
Date: April 20, 2018 | 6-10 pm
Location: This is the Place Heritage Park, The Garden Place (map)
Cost: $100/ticket or $1,000/table sponsor of 8 (see sponsor benefits below)
Attire: Smart casual or business casual (we like to keep it comfortable)
Tickets: Contact Joseph Dane at (801) 484-6808 x103 or .
Click here to view our 2018 event and table sponsorship opportunities. For question, contact Joseph Dane via email or call (801) 484-6808 ext. 103.
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In 2015, we launched our SOAR campaign to raise $4.9 million over three years to expand our raptor research efforts and conservation initiatives. Thanks to the generous support of so many individuals and organizations, we are pleased to announce we reached our goal! These funds have helped expand our Kestrel research, launch new projects to study how climate change is impacting cavity and ground nesting owls, and address one of the greatest conservation needs of our times: saving vultures.
Over the past three decades, vultures have been disappearing at alarming rates. They are one of mother natures’ best sanitizers and provide a critical ecosystem service by feeding on dead animals and regulating the spread of disease. In a post-doctoral researcher position co-hosted by the University of Utah and HawkWatch International, Evan Buechley is conducting a study to research vulture populations in Ethiopia, and to develop a strategic vulture conservation plan. Ethiopia is a unique, immensely diverse country that is home to seven vulture species—nearly all of which are endangered. It’s a stronghold, and one of the most important places to target vulture conservation.
During a scenic presentation highlighting the lush landscape and avian abundance of Ethiopia, Evan will provide an update on the project and our goal to deploy 40 transmitters on vultures this fall. You can support this work by sponsoring a transmitter!