A Red-tailed Hawk in flight, wings down as it flaps. The sunlight gives it a golden glow.

Raptors and Riesling 2024

Red-tailed Hawk. Photo: Jess Deitz/Audubon Photography Awards

Welcome summer and celebrate wildlife and conservation at the Sharon Audubon Center!

Enjoy fine wines, delicious hors d'oeuvres, and live music 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 our pollinator gardens and listen to live music from renowned vocalist Wanda Houston and our own former Director, Scott Heth. Visit with old friends and new at this very special party.

Raptors, Reisling, and Rhythm

Sunday, May 26, 2024 at 5:00 - 7:00 p.m.

Register here!

Proceeds from this event support the Sharon Audubon Center's conservation, education, and wildlife rehabilitation.

Sponsorship Levels

As a sponsor participant of this year's virtual celebration, you will be recognized on our online coverage of Raptors and Riesling.

  • Sky’s the Limit!— Over $5,000
  • Golden Eagle—$2,500
  • Barred Owl—$1,000
  • Red-Tailed Hawk—$800
  • Peregrine Falcon—$550
  • American Kestrel—$250
  • Individual Tickets—$50 

It's never too late to become a sponsor. Sponsoring before May 15 will include you on this event web page, but your support of Raptors, Riesling, and Rhythm is welcome up to the day of the event.

Thank You to Our Generous 2024 Sponsors

With special thanks to Ira Smith at Kent Wine and Spirit, a sponsor extraordinaire, donating wine for this event since 2014!

*Sky's the Limit! - Over $5,000

Dinny and Ed Greene

*Golden Eagle - $2,500​

Susan and John Allen
Kathleen Fuhr
Hilda and Arnold Neis

*Barred Owl - $1,000

Lisa Bachmann
John Brett and Jane Strong
Marge DeMarrais
Joe and Barbara Ellis
Nancy Hathaway
Lou and Elaine Hecht
Nina Kjellson
Bruce and Kathryn Taylor

*Red-Tailed Hawk - $800

Marianne Smith and Kevin McSherry

*Peregrine Falcon - $550

Seth and Deirdre Baliban
Helen Degener
Dan and Lorna Edmundson
Scott Heth and Laurie Fortin
Mary Ellen Geisser
Roger and Fa Liddell
Robert and Catherine Martin
Peggy and Oscar Martinez
Suzanne and David Oliver
Howard and Ileene Sobel
Cynthia Walsh and Rene Milo
Joel Weber
Charles Wright

American Kestrel - $250

Janet Accardo
Bill Arnold and Stephanie Wargo
Anne Bowean
Henry and Ingrid Casas
Claudia Cayne and Pieter Lefferts
Annette and Christopher Clow
BZ Coords
Jill and Derek Drew
Robert Dryfoos
Dalton Dwyer
Catharine Ehrhardt
Ingrid and Gerry Fields
Gerry Freedman
Jake and Kathy Fricker
Michael Hallows and Lynn Perry
William and Adelaide Harris
Caroline Herrick and Ted Sands
Ed Herrington
Jack and Beth Isler
Nora Jordan and Allen Reiser
Roxana Laughlin
Vicki and Jack Lynch
Robert Maxwell and Susan Hassler
David Moore
Molly Morgan
Martha and Michael Nesbitt
Gigi Noyes
Ann and Charlie Orsillo
Malka Percal
Emilie and Joe Pryor
Carol and Larry Rand
Suzanne Sales
Claude and Amy Shostal
Sandy and David Slemmer
Mary Anne and Alex Toppan
Sally Vaun
Mr. and Mrs. Richard R. Vietor
Laura Wichmann
Nancy Zannini and Christopher Roberts

Additional Event Sponsors

Many thanks to The Avangrid Foundation for their generous support of our wildlife rehab program.

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