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Belize Hawk Watch Project

$2,850 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 16 months
Do you like raptors, the tropics, conservation, educating local communities on environmental issues, conserving biodiversity, and supporting non-profit organizations? If so, then you want to continue to read this 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 learn more about our work at www.belizebirdconservancy.org or send email to us at belizebirdconservancy@gmail.com

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












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We have raised $2,325 for our Hawk Watch Program in Belize from some very kind donations from our supporters. However, we are still short of what we need to achieve our goals this count season. How about one more push of donations to get us to the $4,000 mark? If all of our supporters and followers donated $5 each we would exceed this number. Thank you for considering a small donation for raptor research and conservation.
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We are close to raising $2,000 for raptors! Help us get closer to our goal by donating any amount.
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We have reached the $1,000 mark! Thank you to all those that have supported this program so far.

Help us reach the $2,000 mark for raptors! Every dollar helps. No donation is too little. If you donated $5 we would exceed our goal!
Dark morph Hook-billed Kite over site
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$2,850 of $7,500 goal

Raised by 31 people in 16 months
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$25
Paul Meadow
13 months ago
$30
Sabine Heusler-Schick
14 months ago
$50
Anonymous
15 months ago
BH
$200
Beth Hamel
15 months ago
$25
Anonymous
15 months ago
LS
$50
Linda Sudduth
15 months ago
HH
$20
Heather Hoyles
15 months ago
KF
$50
Karl Fowler
15 months ago
JM
$50
Javier Miranda
15 months ago
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$25
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15 months ago
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