Winter Raptor Fest 2020 goes virtual!

Streaming available October 18, 2020 (starting at 9am EST) to November 30, 2020

Watch Owls, Hawks and Falcons in flight – virtually!

Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) invites you to help us make the 10th anniversary of Winter Raptor Fest the best one ever!  We’re combining the best features of our traditional Live Bird of Prey programs, Flight demos and WILD Encounter to bring you a professionally designed and directed virtual event that will keep you glued to your seat!

We need to raise $20,000 by September 7th to ensure the exciting virtual event we’ve planned for you takes flight! 
Fight COVID-19 by helping GBT make “Winter Raptor Fest Go Virtual” – DONATE TODAY!

We cannot hold this event without your help don’t delay, get your pass today!!

Filmed live at the Washington County Fairgrounds in collaboration with Look Media and Junda Video Enterprises

Winter Raptor Fest supports Grassland Bird Trust’s work to preserve critical wildlife habitat for endangered
and at-risk grassland birds.  (photo courtesy Gordon Ellmers)









Friends of the Washington County Grasslands IBA

Presented, organized & founded by:

Grassland Bird Trust!

See exciting NEW live bird of prey programs


Watch exciting NEW flight demos and live bird of prey programs starring many of our native raptors! You’ll see everything from tiny Saw-whet owls to Peregrine falcons to majestic Snowy owls!

(photo courtesy Connie Bush)

Learn about the endangered, threatened and at-risk birds


Learn about state-endangered Short-eared owls and the grassland habitat they depend on for their survival. You’ll see and learn about dozens more native owls, hawks and falcons along the way!

(photo courtesy Connie Bush)


Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit LAND TRUST permanently protecting critical habitat for endangered, threatened and at-risk grassland birds across and beyond New York State.  We’ve conserved or helped conserve over 250 acres of critical habitat since our founding in 2010.  GBT is currently working on projects to conserve thousands more acres of critical habitat across the state!

There’s so much to do!
Conserving land for grassland birds, and the birds themselves, provide multiple benefits for humans – from protecting our food supply to preserving biodiversity to mitigating climate change!  Help us expand grassland bird conservation across New York State and beyond – DONATE TODAY!

Your contribution will help permanently protect critical habitat for Short-eared owls and other imperiled grassland birds!

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Winter Raptor Fest will return live to the public in October 2021! 

We hope you enjoy this year’s Winter Raptor Fest – view it virtually with your family and stay safe!

Grassland Birds need us – and we need them.

Your support will help save our world!

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