Conservation

Raptors and Riesling, and Butterflies Too!

American Kestrel. Photo: Kristen Mauzy / Audubon Photography Awards

With Gratitude

May 26th was the perfect day for a fabulous Raptors and Riesling event. Friends gathered at Sharon Audubon Center to enjoy fine wines, delicious food, good company, and once again witness the release of a recovered raptor (a Barred Owl) back to its life in the wild.

Thank you to all those who were there on this joyous day.

Thank you to all those who could not be with us, but provided your generous support.

Thank you to all those staff and volunteers who worked so hard to make it a great event.

And thank you to all our generous Raptors & Riesling 2019 sponsors.


You are all making a difference for the birds, other wildlife, and people of the Northwest Corner.

Visit us this summer and enjoy all that Audubon Sharon has to offer. And stay tuned for our Butterflies event in September.

Come soar with us as we welcome summer and celebrate Wildlife and Conservation here in the Northwest Corner

Sunday, May 26, 2019 at 5 - 7 p.m.

Sharon Audubon Center

Enjoy fine wines and delicious hors d'oeuvres while taking in the beautiful views overlooking Sharon Audubon Center's Ford Pond. Meet our accomplished staff, and hear the rescue stories of our resident raptors. Stroll through our pollinator gardens and preview the new Butterfly Flight House that will open later this summer. Take part in a chance to win a private tour of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic (and more) in the Silent Auction. Please join us in celebrating with old friends and new at this very special party.

The Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic at the Sharon Audubon Center is the only staffed facility in Northwest Connecticut that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife. Your support helps Audubon Sharon care for hundreds of bird patients and the habitats they depend on each year. Thank you for your generosity and shared dedication to nature!

Proceeds from this event support conservation, education, and wildlife rehabilitation at Audubon Sharon.

You can sponsor this event at the level of your choice:

  • Sky’s the Limit!—Over $2,500 (Call to sign-up for this level and to create a custom ticket package)
  • Golden Eagle—$2,500 (Up to 10 tickets)
  • Barred Owl—$1,000 (Up to 8 tickets)
  • Red-Tailed Hawk—$800 (Up to 6 tickets)
  • Peregrine Falcon—$550 (Up to 4 tickets)
  • Kestrel—$250 (Up to 2 tickets)
  • Individual Tickets—$45 each

Sponsorships at $550 or more include membership to the Soaring Wings Society with special thanks and access to exclusive events.

Click here to Purchase Tickets and Become a Sponsor

Questions: email sharonauduboncenter@audubon.org or call 860-364-0520 x120

Thank You to Our Generous 2019 Sponsors

It’s never too late to become a sponsor! You will be recognized on our web page up to the day of the event, and beyond! To be recognized on our printed invitations too, please be an early bird and sign-up by March 25, 2019. Click here to become a sponsor.

* Sky's the Limit! - Over $2500

Dinny and Ed Greene

*Golden Eagle - $2500

Alexandra and Fred Peters
Kathleen Fuhr
Arnold Neis and Hilda Frost
Mark Cantwell and Helen Racanelli
Susan and John Allen

*Barred Owl - $1000

Cynthia Walsh and Rene Milo
Kathryn and Bruce Taylor
Kathy and James Metz
Marianne Smith and Kevin McSherry
Lou and Elaine Hecht
Sherwin Goldman and Andrew Barnes
Margaret DeMarrais and Charles Paley

*Red-Tailed Hawk - $800

*Peregrine Falcon - $550

Charles Wright 
Josephine Wright
Joel Weber
Joan and George Wallace
Ileene Smith and Howard Sobel
Suzanne and David Oliver
Randall Missimer
Roger and Fa Liddell
Lisa and David Keyko
Michele and Geoffrey Kalish
Nancy and David Hathaway
Robert Hassler and Susan Maxwell  
Helen Haje
Gerald Freedman
Mo and Pat Dore
Wendy and John Curtis
Annette and Christopher Clow
Peter Brooks and Fred Lombardo
John Brett and Jane Strong

Kestrel - $250

Teresa and Norman Buchan
Nancy Zannini and Chris Roberts
Grace and Edwin Yowell
Jean Vitalis
Rosemary and Richard Vietor
David and Linda Supino 
Sandy and David Slemmer
Anita and Harvey Shapiro 
Kathy and Chris Robinson
Amy Reiss and Gary Jacobs
Ann and Henry Putzel III 
Emily Nissley
Deborah and David Moore
Kathryn and Walter McAdams  
Lyn and Skip Mattoon
Peggy and Oscar Martinez
Vicki and Jack Lynch
Ben Loehnen
Raymond Learsy
Graham Klemm and Cody O'Kelly
Eve Kleger
Mary and Ed Kirby
Nora Jordan and Allen Reiser
Debby and Barton Jones
Katherine Holden and Joseph Jaffe
Kim and Ralph Hohlfeld 
Ed Herrington
Caroline Herrick and Ted Sands
Adelaide and Bill Harris
Elyse Harney
John F. Green
Mary Ellen and Andrea Geisser
Audrey and Edward Ferman
Liz Faulkner and Walter Brett
Dianne Engeleke and Mark Liebergall
John and Nancy Elting  
Daniel and Lorna Edmundson
Heather & Linda Cross
Claudia Cayen and Pieter Lefferts 
Ralph and Elizabeth Brown
Richard Berry and Lucy Commoner
Bill Arnold and Stephanie Wargo

*Members of the Soaring Wings Society

With Your Support, We Can Do Great Things

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