About Us


Our Story

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.

Our Team

Pablo Porras

Founder and Co-Director Kèköldi Hawkwatch Conservation Project

David Araya-H

Co-Director Kèköldi Hawkwatch Conservation Project

Julio madriz

Main Counter at Kèköldi Hawkwatch/Contador Principal Kèköldi Hawkwatch

Yaudi castillo


Assistant Counter at Kèköldi Hawkwatch/Contador Asistente Kèköldi Hawkwatch

Isabel cordero

Assistant Coordinator at Kèköldi Hawkwatch/Coordinadora Asistente Kèköldi Hawkwatch

Susana Schik

Education Manager at Kèköldi Educadora Ambiental en Kèköldi Hawkwatch

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.


Follow this QR code to donate to our project, any support is ok and will make a big difference. Liberate your soul as if it would be a migrating raptor!

“I have found that among its other benefits, giving liberates the soul of the giver.” Maya Angelou

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