Kèköldi is one of a few multi-million hawkwatches in the world and the second largest Hawkwatch in the Americas. We started operations in 2000 after Pablo Porras was granted an internship at Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, where he learned raptor conservation and monitoring techniques and received a grant to start counting. After that we conducted full-season counts both in Spring and Autumn until 2006.
In six years of full counts a lot was accomplished, not only for science but also for the benefit and sustainable development of the Kekoldi Indigenous Territory.
TheKèköldi Hawkwatch reached the millionth bird during the first full-season count and counted more than three million birds of 17 different species in the last official season.
Director Centro Científico Kèköldi/Kèköldi Scientific Center
Founder and Co-Director Kèköldi Hawkwatch Conservation Project
Co-Director Kèköldi Hawkwatch Conservation Project
Media and Social Media Manager
Our Mission & Approach
The primary objective of these efforts is to track long-term population trends of diurnal raptors throughout primarily the second largest hawkwatch in the Americas. The information gathered enables us to better understand the dynamics, and conservation needs of raptor populations the continent.
By doing this our team will encourage other investation and conservation inititives to join us, we aim to attract more people to obtain knowledge about this magical place for them to keep it up in conservation path and help others to undestand why raptors are important.