Hawk Mountain Eco-Tours

2017 Pronatura-Veracruz River of Raptors

Hawk-Watching Excursion
September 27-October 5

Tour leaders: Laurie Goodrich, Ph.D., Director of long-term monitoring at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary and Eduardo Martinez, Pronatura Biologist.

Veracruz River of Raptors is the world's most concentrated raptor migration with 4.5 millon hawks counted annually. This tour is timed to be there for peak of Broad-winged Hawk migration, when daily raptor counts may number as high as 200,000! 

It's the hawk-watching experience of a lifetime!

Download the Veracruz 2017 flyer for more details on activities and costs. 


Raptor Identification-Counting Course March 2017

The Veracruz River of Raptors Project 
March 20 - 30, 2017

The Pronatura Veracruz River of Raptors program witnesses the greatest migration spectacle on Earth. On a good day, over 100,000 migratory raptors and vultures can cover the skies; but, during a Big Day, over 500,000 have been count! During the spring migration we have the opportunity to see the migration northward, although, the numbers are not comparable with the numbers in the Fall, it brings the opportunity to learn how to identify the passing raptors. 

This raptor counting-identification course is perfect for those that want to join a raptor migration count site or improve their raptor identifications skills; it will be held during the peak of the spring migration March 20 to March 30, 2017, where thousands of raptor coming from their wintering grounds, stream the sky of central Veracruz where the training course is set up.

For more information, download the Info Document or the Trip Flyer

Hawk Mountain and Raptours LCC: Premier Eco-Tours

The global touring company Raptours, L.C.C. and Hawk Mountain have partnerned to bring the very best birding excursions focused exclusively on raptors. Each tour is designed to connect you with spectacular concentrations of birds of prey and/or a large variety of species, including those rarely seen.

Raptours donates to Hawk Mountain 15% of profits for every tour booked by a Sanctuary member. Why? Because today Raptours is owned and operated by Hawk Mountain trainee graduate Sergio Seipke. He believes the partnership provides him the opportunity to give back to an organization that has meant—and still means—so much to him.

Please browse the tour offerings below, visit the Raptours website, or contact Sergio at

India: Raptor Wonderland
Date TBA  (Previously Nov-Dec)
Tour leader: Bill Clark, ornithologist, long-time tour leader, expert photographer, and Sergio Sepke, a trilingual Hawk Mountain leadership trainee and owner of Raptours LLC Tours, which supports Hawk Mountain.

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