June 26th, 2021
720 E. Vine Drive, Fort Collins
Experience Migration & The Beauty of Colorado's Hawks
Come enjoy the day outside and celebrate Swainson's Hawks. Saturday June 26th, 2021 from 9:00am-1:00pm. RMRP will be sharing the broad wing soaring hawks (known as Buteo's) of Colorado and we will be honoring and celebrating the beauty, strength and migration feats of the Swainson's Hawk.
We will have live Educational Ambassadors present, plus learning stations, activities, shopping to support RMRP's mission, and much, much more.
Location, Parking, & Entrance
The event will be held in the field just east of the RMRP facility located at 720 E. Vine Drive in Fort Collins. Please note that there will not be access to inside the facility due to regulations put forward by the Colorado Division of Parks and Wildlife. No restroom facilities available. The event is entirely outdoors, rain or shine.
Covid-19 specific information: All attendees will be required to check in at entry table. Mask will be required for the safety of you, our visitors, RMRP staff and volunteers. 6ft distancing between non-related groupings will be encouraged.
NO RESTROOM FACILITIES WILL BE AVAILABLE
Activities & More
Migration Madness Passport & Learning Activity Stations!
All ages can participate! Pick up a Migration Passport at check-in. Visit the activity stations to learn about migration, hawks, and RMRP to earn stamps. Collect all the stamps, and win fun Swainson's Hawk themed prizes! (While supplies last.)
Enjoy meeting and greeting the beautiful Educational Ambassador Raptors of RMRP! In celebration of Colorado's hawks, we will featuring the migration specialists the Swainson's Hawk and Rough-legged Hawk, and the year-round resident the Red-tailed Hawk.
Raptors in Rehabilitation
This informative display will tell you the stories of the Swainson's Hawks currently in rehabilitation. Learn about how they are cared for, and watch former patients return to the wild in stunning videos.
The refreshments table will have ice water available for anyone. Our event volunteers will be safely serving the water for everyone's health and wellness. There will also be delicious cupcakes for sale from MMMmmm Cloud Cakes & Cupcakes (while supplies last). The proceeds from these sales will go back to the raptors in care at RMRP.
Northern Colorado Wildlife Center
Our friends from the Northern Colorado Wildlife Center will have an exhibit at our event. They will be hosting fun information about local wildlife like reptiles, amphibians, and mammals,
Everyone who enters the event can register to win this amazing door prize: a beautiful diamond dot art piece featuring Swainson's Hawks. You do not need to be present to win. Winner will be contacted after the event if not present for the drawing.
Event Exclusive Design - available only on Bonfire:
Drawn with love by RMRP staff member Bonnie Cleaver, this Swainson's Hawk design will be available exclusively for this event! This fundraiser is being held through Bonfire. A small selection of items with this design will be available during the event, however you can order tons of different items through the Bonfire platform. Shirts in different cuts, colors, sizes and fun items are all available. The Bonfire Fundraiser will be available from June 1-July 4th. Items will ship 2-3 weeks after the close of the fundraiser on July 4th.
Our gift shop will be available with event-themed items, promotions, and discounts. Some items are available online - including our Adopt-A-Raptor event special!
Swainson's Hawk Soiree Adopt-A-Raptor Special
Choose to adopt one of our Educational Ambassador Swainson’s Hawks or one of the Swainson’s Hawks that are in our rehabilitation program. Each of these specialized adoptions will receive: an adoption certificate, a species fact sheet, a photo, and a postcard in memorial of our beloved female Swainson’s Hawk that recently passed away at the great age of 30 years old.