Wings Across the West


Join the Celebration

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.

Event Details

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 .

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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.

Event Sponsors

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castlecreek winery logo                     Uinta Brewing Company logo                       5 Wives Vodka                      Logo Ruby Snap

Table Sponsors

Birds and Wine Group  |  Cynthia Conner and Igor Best-Devereux  |  Dsco  |  Enyo Renewable Energy  |  Eva Carlston Academy  |  Holland and Hart  |  Kaddas Enterprises  |  Mark Miller Subaru  |  Parsons Behle & Latimer  |  Rocky Mountain Power  |  SWCA Environmental Consultants  |  Terracon  |  University of Utah Department of Dermatology

Silent Auction Donors

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Aarchway Inn
Alta Ski Resort
Anthony and Alicia Lewis
Barbara Polich and Cindy Kindred
Brian Wheeler
Cactus and Tropicals
Canyonlands Ballooning
Cathy Sheeter Fine Arts
Christina Slade
Core Power Yoga
Cossett Bath and Body
Current Fish & Oyster
Dancing Crane Imports
Darlene Batatian
Dave Oleyar
Dec Hogan
Deer Valley Resort
Desert Skies Photography
Dinosaur Discovery Site at Johnson Farm  
Dinosaur Inn and Suites
DoDo Restaurant
Doug Hutchinson
Epic Brewing
Evan Buechley
extravaGONZA Gourmet Oils   
Flemings Steakhouse
Friends of Great Salt Lake
Front Climbing Club
G - P
Garden Store (Ward & Child)
Girl Scouts of Utah
Gregory Packs
High West Distillery
James Longmire
Jan Harris Smith
Janet Nelson
Jerry Liguori
John Muir Laws
Joseph Dane
Kelly and Barbara Sanders
Kevin Hintze
Kü hl Clothing
Leisure Living
Lindsay Machine Racing
Living Planet Aquarium
Love Muffin (Moab)
Millcreek Cacao Roasters
Mountain West Cider
Natalie Kaddas
Natural History Museum of Utah       
Neil Parocki     
Neyda da la Pena
Oaky Designs
Patagonia - SLC
Peter Ruplinger
Pioneer Theater
Prohibition Bar
R - Z
Red Rock Brewing
Redtail Air Adventures
Rio Grande Cafe
Rodizio Grill
Ron Dudley
Rosalie Winard
Ruth's Chris Steakhouse
Signed and Numbered
Squatters / Wasatch Brewing
Sugar House Distillery
SugarHouse BBQ
Sundance Catalog Outlet Store
Tera Hunter
Terrain Land Design
Tony Caputo's
Ultimate UTV Adventures
Utah Airboat Association
Utah State Parks
Utah Symphony / Utah Opera
Valerie Walker
Wasatch Health Solutions
Wild About Birds Nature Center
William's Jewelers
Wise Guys Comedy Club


SOAR CampaignWAW 2018 (Saving Our American Raptors)

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.

Vanishing 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!

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