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Veracruz River of Raptors in Action!

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  Jul 24 2020 . Veracruz, Mexico

Every fall the skies of the world fill with millions of migratory birds. Night and day they fly south, many for thousands of miles seeking essential habitat for their non-breeding season.  The Veracruz River of Raptors (VRR) flock of expert hawk-counters has been monitoring diurnal migratory raptors and other birds from August to November every year since 1991 in the world's largest migration bottleneck – on the central coast of Veracruz Mexico. Pronatura Veracruz, a non-governmental organization leading raptor conservation in Veracruz, has been conducting the counts of roughly 95% of the world’s population of raptors such as Swainson's and Broad-winged Hawks, Mississippi Kites and Turkey Vultures; large groups of pelicans, storks, and anhingas; and many other migratory birds, totaling an average of 4.5 million birds each year.   The River of Raptors has relied on revenues from birding tours to Veracruz to pay the count team, the logistics and to maintain the bird observatory. Unfortunately, this year all tours have been canceled due to the pandemic. The funds to run the whole season are up to $40,000 dollars, this season for safety of the crew we will operate one site, we already have received valuable donations but we still need to raise $10,000 to run the migration count this fall, beginning on August 20th! We would appreciate your donation in whatever amount you can afford to enable us to conduct this essential count this year. Thank you! More information about the Veracruz River of Raptors and Pronatura Veracruz can be found at:
www.hawkcount.org
www.veracruzrioderapaces.org
Facebook: Veracruz Río de Rapaces and Pronatura Veracruz Association Civil or email directly to VRR Coordinator, Kashmir Wolf at kswolf@pronaturaveracruz.org     

Posted by Hawk Migration Association of North America (HMANA)