Conservation

Raptors and Riesling

American Kestrel. Photo: Kristen Mauzy / Audubon Photography Awards

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

Sunday, May 24, 2020 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 Butterfly Flight House. Bid on unique encounters with nature and other items 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 Sharon Audubon Center 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 Sharon Audubon Center.

Individual Tickets: $45 advance purchase, $55 at the door

Each sponsorship level includes event tickets as follows:

  • 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)

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 raptorsandriesling@audubon.org or call 860-364-0520 x120

Thank You to Our Generous 2020 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 20, 2020. Click here to become a sponsor.

*Sky's the Limit! - Over $2500

*Golden Eagle - $2500

  • Helen Cantwell & Mark Racanelli

*Barred Owl - $1000

  • Michelle & Geoffrey Kalin
  • Jane & Bob Keiter
  • Marianne Smith & Kevin McSherry
  • Kathryn & Bruce Taylor

*Red-Tailed Hawk - $800

*Peregrine Falcon - $550

  • John Brett
  • Mara Fizdale
  • Sherwin Goldman & Andrew Barnes (2x Peregrine Falcon sponsorships)
  • Florence & Rodger Liddell
  • Suzanne & David Oliver
  • Rosemary & Richard Vietor
  • Joan H. Wallace

Kestrel - $250

  • Audrey & Ed Ferman
  • Maryellen Geisser
  • Adelaide & William Harris
  • Ed Herrington, Inc.
  • Kim & Ralph Hohlfeld
  • Caroline Herrick & Ted Sands
  • Angela & Thomas Keesee III
  • Raymond Learsy
  • Vicki & John Lynch
  • Margaret Martinez
  • Ellen Petersen
  • Anne & Henry Putzel
  • Anita & Harvey Shapiro
  • Sandra & David Slemmer
  • Audrey & Bob Tobin
  • Jean Vitalis

Additional Event Sponsors

  • K. Lee and Barbara A. Collins
  • Emily Nissley

*Members of the Soaring Wings Society

With Your Support, We Can Do Great Things

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