Hawk Watch Project 5th Anniversary: FUNDRAISING CAMPAIGN

In 2013, the Belize Raptor Research Institute, now the Belize Bird Conservancy (BBC), set out to start the first long-term Belize Hawk Watch Program to fill a void of raptor migration knowledge and better understand raptor migration in the Belize and the region. We were successful and counted over 8,000 raptors our first count season. This quickly became an annual program and is now an established Hawk Watch program and registered as an official Hawk Watch count-site as part of the Hawk Migration Association of North America. In 2014-2016 we counted an average of 14,381 raptors per year, including exciting discoveries, such as the movements of species that were thought to be sedentary, the Double-toothed Kite and Hook-billed Kite.

This year (2017) will be our FIFTH ANNIVERSARY with your kind donation and contribution.

Last year with the help of all of our donors we were able to start the first Raptor Certification Program and education campaign in Central America to train local Belizeans in raptor ecology, conservation, and research as part of the Hawk Watch Count. It was exceptionally successful and this program was the buzz throughout the country and beyond. We also had interest from other Central American countries and South America. With its great success we would like to do it again that is why we are starting a campaign to raise $7,500.

The funds from this campaign will go towards covering certification participant's costs (travel, room and board, educational materials), educational materials, hawk watch equipment (weather meter, spotting scope), and salaries of the Belizean Project Coordinator and Count Leader.

Every dollar helps, so no donation is too small. If all of our followers donated $5 we would reach our goal! Consider making a donation towards this one-of-a-kind program.

Your donation is fully tax-deductible in the U.S. as Belize Bird Conservancy is a 501c3 non-profit organization.

You can donate by:
1) Through GoFundMe here

2) Send a check to Belize Bird Conservancy at P.O. Box 110234 Campbell, CA 95011

3) Through Stripe here

You can send an email to us at belizebirdconservancy@gmail.com

Check out our documentary on this program produced by Nickolas Lormand at Scarlet Studios below.

2017 Birding for Conservation Tour: Reserve your Seat

You are cordially invited to register for the Belize Bird Conservancy's Birding for Conservation Tour. It will be led by Roni Martinez and Isael Mai in the Central American gem, Belize, from August 6-16, 2017.

This tour will be like no other birding trip you have experienced! Along with observing new species, and exploring habitats throughout Belize, you will also enjoy an educational enrichment through discussions on conservation and research projects taking place in Belize. This tour will be focused on seeing and enjoying as many birds the group can observe, but will look for and appreciate all biodiversity. You will learn about the conservation efforts and research projects of the Belize Bird Conservancy and have a chance to observe many bird species of Belize. Proceeds from this tour will directly to the conservation efforts of the Belize Bird Conservancy, ultimately conserving species throughout the country and region.

Cost: Double Occupancy $2,650 and Single Occupancy $2,800 (Includes room and board, transportation in country, entrance fees, conservation fees, gratuity. Does not include flight to and from Belize)

FULL ITINERARY HERE

Reserve your seat today for this one-of-a-kind bird tour while supporting bird research, education, and conservation!