Upcoming Walks & Events

Grassland Bird Trust’s guided bird walks, field trips and events (like our popular Winter Raptor Fest live bird of prey event) provide you with opportunities to see and learn about native grassland birds and the critical habitat they depend on for their survival!

October 18th starting at 9am EST

Winter Raptor Fest Goes Virtual!

Grassland Bird Trust’s (GBT) 10th annual Winter Raptor Fest soars to new heights on October 18! Tune into our new production featuring native owls, hawks and falcons in the habitats they depend on for their survival – live from the Washington County Fairgrounds!

EXPERIENCE the wonder of hawks and falcons in flight, MEET New York’s endangered Short-eared owls – and other imperiled grassland raptors – and SEE a wide diversity of owls that only come out at night!! Take a virtual walk through the woods where you’ll ENCOUNTER a Lynx, Red fox, porcupine and the hawks and owls that share their habitat!

You’ll see and learn about all these animals and more in this professionally designed and directed event produced in collaboration with Look Media, Junda Video Enterprises and Washington County Fairgrounds.

Help us raise $20,000 by September 7th to make Winter Raptor Fest 2020 take flight!

GBT cannot hold this event without your help – don’t delay, get your pass today! You must make a donation to receive the link; event airs 9 a.m. EST on October 18.

Donation levels start at $25 for a family link to the virtual event. Donate $100 or more and you’ll also receive a family membership AND your choice of a FREE T-shirt from Bird Collective’s “Grassland Bird Trust” line of apparel and accessories, or up to $20 off your online order of $20 or more!

Winter Raptor Fest supports GBT’s work to conserve critical habitat for endangered and threatened grassland birds.

View Schedule and admission
January 8 – 18, 2021

Embark on a Costa Rican BIRDING Adventure with Grassland Bird Trust!

Join Grassland Bird Trust (GBT) on an incredible journey to the TOP BIRDING DESTINATIONS IN COSTA RICA!

GBT trip leaders Laurie LaFond, Executive Director, and Paloma Spina, Board Director, will take you on this exclusive guided tour led by Greentique Birding certified guides.  We’ll see hundreds of native bird and mammal species, including Scarlet Macaw, Resplendent Quetzal, Keel-billed Toucan, Orange-bellied Trogon, Yellow-throated Toucan, Fiery-billed Aracari, Baird’s Tapir, Spider monkey and more!

MEET the birds at eye level on a Canopy Tour, WALK the Cloud Forest at night, VISIT an active volcano and more!  Stay at first class eco-lodges and indulge in exquisite chef-prepared meals guilt-free, knowing your trip benefits GBT’s work to conserve critical habitat for endangered and threatened grassland birds AND supports sustainable tourism, the nature preserves and the operation of a Macaw Sanctuary/ Wildlife Refuge in Costa Rica.

Greentique is a recognized leader in sustainable hospitality and travel in Costa Rica, ensuring we’ll have a dynamic and unique travel experience!

A portion of your trip fee may be tax deductible – check with Paloma for details (pspina@grasslandbirdtrust.org).

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Your support will help make a lasting difference.


Winter Raptor Fest Goes Virtual!

Experience Owls, Hawks and Falcons in flight! Starting October 18th at 9am EST

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