Hawk Mountain Eco-Tours

2019 Veracruz River of Raptors Tour

Large kettle of broadwings migrating over Veracruz

Sept 27 - Oct 5 Main Tour
Oct 5-7 Catemaco Extension 

Cost: $3000, $2,900 for Members
(includes hotels, meals, ground transportation, entry/guide fees)
Extension Cost: $800

Tour leaders: Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Hawk Mountain Director of Long-term Monitoring and Eduardo Martinez, Pronatura Biologist

The trip co-led by Hawk Mountain and Pronatura-Veracruz, original founders of the Veracruz River of Raptors Project, will explore central Veracruz birding hotspots and spend time viewing the raptor migration at the height of the Broad-winged Hawk migration at the worlds’ largest hawk migration concentration watchsite. 

Viewing will take place at the Veracruz bird observatory or the roof of the Hotel Bienvenidos, and morning birding trips will visit coastline and inland birding hotspots. Several days will be spent inland away from the watchsites to find birds found only in Veracruz highlands. Cultural highlights include Zempoala pre-Colombian Ruins and the National Anthropology Museum with extensive Olmec collection.

Trip also offers an optional 2 day extention to Catemaco, the northernmost rain forest in the Americas, for an additional and unique wildlife experience. 

Click here to download the detailed itinerary with additional information about the trip.

Raptours 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 [email protected]

2019 Panama Raptor Tour

October 20-28 Main Tour
October 28-31 Darien 

Cost: $3,690 
(includes hotels, meals, ground transportation, entry/guide fees)
Extension Cost: $990
Tour leaders: 
Sergio Seipke, former HMS Conservation Trainee and Raptours Co-Founder, and Sean Grace, Hawk Mountain President

Few places in the world are so privileged a raptor destination as this relatively small country. Just a tad smaller than North Carolina, Panama boasts an impressive 55 species of diurnal birds of prey, and about 90% of them can be observed within a couple of hours’ drive from Panama City!

he Isthmus of Panama is the narrowest point of the Mesoamerican Biological Corridor, a natural land bridge for migratory species on their yearly roundtrip journey between North, and South America. Raptor migration through Panama is one of the greatest wildlife spectacles of the Americas.

Click here for a day-by-day itinerary, list of possible species, and tour details.

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