Your tax-deductible contribution will help us fulfill our mission to stimulate research on the biology and conservation of birds of prey, and to promote a better public understanding and appreciation of the value of these birds.

You may choose to support one of the following programs:

  • Journal of Raptor Research.  In 2021 we surpassed our goal of raising $15,000 to support page charges for authors with little or no institutional support! This will always be a way to support RRF and help researchers working in situations where economic conditions present a serious hurdle to publishing the results of their research. Help us keep the momentum going with a donation to support JRR.
  • General Fund. Maximize the impact of your donation with an unrestricted gift. This provides RRF needed flexibility to use funds where and when they are most needed.

  • Memorial Endowment Fund. Support our annual grants and awards programs for field research, travel support to attend our annual conference, and monetary awards for the best student conference presentations.
  • Ornithological Council. RRF is a member of the OC, a non-profit consortium of 10 scientific ornithological societies in the Western Hemisphere that ensures the best ornithological science is incorporated into legislative, regulatory, and management decisions that affect birds; enhances the ability of ornithologists to pursue professional activities; and promotes the influence of ornithology in public affairs. 
  • 2023 Conference.  Our 2023 conference will be held in Albuquerque, NM.   You can contribute to several aspects of the conference or just make a general contribution.  All contributions will receive recognition in the 2023 Conference Program Book.

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion social and networking event The DEI Committee is committed to making RRF a more inclusive, equitable, and diverse organization.  This event provides a space for all conference attendees to socialize and network. 

Early Career Raptor Research (ECRR) social and networking event. This event provides a space for students and early career raptor researchers to connect with senior researchers and hear their experiences, ideas, and stories.  The ECRR committee also provides information about RRF’s scholarship and award programs to new members, students, and early career folks. 

Wings To Fly program.  This program provides financial support to RRF members traveling from overseas to present a paper at our annual conference.   Funds are provided to cover costs of airfare and other travel costs, visa expenses, and some amount of per diem. 

Workshops.  RRF offers a variety of hands-on workshops at our conferences.  These are focused on training and providing information to students and other beginning researchers in important aspects of raptor research and include techniques of handling and marking raptors, necropsy, permitting, and scientific writing. 

ADA compliance.  RRF is committed to providing any necessary support to attendees who require assistance to be able to fully experience our conference.

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