Hawk Mountain Eco-Tours

2018 Panama Raptor Tour

Raptors fill Panama skies, Newsroom Panama

October 20 - 28
Extension Oct 28 - 31

Hawk Mountain is collaborating with former HM conservation science trainee, leading raptor expert, and owner of Raptours, Inc., Sergio Seipke, to offer a raptor and birding tour to Panama during 2018 autumn migration.

The tour in 2018 is timed to see peak raptor flights at hawkwatches in Panama with a focus on seeing many of the Panama specialty raptor species as well.  There is an optional 4-day extension to visit the Darian region in hopes of seeing a harpy eagle and other rare birds. 

The main section of this tour is BOOKED. You can sign up for the waiting list by clicking here. There are 7 spots remaining for the 4 day extension. Contact Laurie Goodrich at for more information. 

2019 Pronatura-Veracruz River of Raptors

Hawk-Watching Excursion
September 27-October 5

Tour leader: Laurie Goodrich, Ph.D., Director of long-term monitoring at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.

Itinerary: The 2019 schedule is coming soon, but closely mimics previous tours. For general idea of activities, please download this previous Itinerary.

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!

Enjoy the hawkwatching experience of a lifetime at the world-famous River of Raptors Watchsite, operated by our conservation partners at Pronatura Veracruz. Hawk Mountain's long-standing relationship with our conservation colleagues here ensures absolute attention to detail on this tour, and the ability to take advantage of the very best birding available. 

Optional 2-night tour extension to Catemaco, the northernmost rain forest in the Americas, Oct 5-7. 

Cost: $2,950 for any Member, plus airfare for 9 days and 8 nights. 2-day extension adds to cost. Non-Member price is $3,050. Cost includes:

  • All gound transportation
  • Expert local and bilingual guides
  • Expert Hawk Mountain guide
  • All meals in Mexico (alcohol is extra)
  • Intro to raptor conservation programs in Mexico
  • Instruction in hawk identification
  • Lodging in comfortable rooms, double occupancy
  • All admission fees
  • Snacks and water daily

up close shot of river of raptors
Questions: Contact your guide Dr. Laurie Goodrich, or 570-943-3411 x106

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

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