Raptors and Riesling 2018

Photo: Art Pelham

Please join us Memorial Day Weekend as we enjoy fine wines and delicious hors d’oeuvres while taking in the beautiful views overlooking Audubon Sharon's Ford Pond. Meet Eileen Fielding, our accomplished new Center Director, and hear the rescue stories of our resident raptors. Win a private tour of the Wildlife Rehabilitation Clinic (and more) in the Silent Auction. Celebrate with old friends and new at this very special party.

Audubon Sharon is the only staffed facility in Northwest Connecticut that cares for injured and orphaned wildlife. Because of your generous support and the dedication of more than 50 volunteers, Audubon Sharon's Rehabilitation Center treated more than 850 birds in 2017...from Bald Eagles and Barred Owls to Kingfishers and Chimney Swifts. That's a 15% increase in avian patients cared for over the previous year...a great reason to celebrate!

Your past generosity is greatly appreciated and we sincerely hope you'll consider becoming a sponsor of this year's celebration. Proceeds go directly to support conservation and rehabilitation at Audubon Sharon.

Thank you for your shared dedication to nature! We look forward to seeing you soon.

Select here to purchase tickets and become a sponsor

Questions: email sharonauduboncenter@audubon.org or call 860-364-0520 x120

Audubon Sharon specializes rehabilitating sensitive songbirds and large birds of prey species, many of which are experiencing long-term population declines. As the only facility in Connecticut that admits these highly demanding bird species, we are recognized as the leading experts and resource for wildlife rehabilitation in the Northwest Corner.

Thank You to Our Generous 2018 Sponsors

It's never too late to become a sponsor. Although early sign-up will include you on the web page list below, your support of Raptors and Riesling is welcome up to the day of the event. Select here to become a sponsor.

*Golden Eagle - $2500 or more

Barbara & Joe Ellis Hilda Frost & Arnold Neis Kathleen & Howard Fuhr Dinny & Edward Greene Alexandra & Frederick Peters

Kent Wine & Spirit

*Barred Owl - $1000

Susan & John Allen Marge DeMarrais & Charlie Paley Elaine & Lou Hecht Cynthia Walsh & Rene Milo

Kathryn & Bruce Taylor

*Red Tailed Hawk - $800

Jane & Robert Keiter Marianne Smith & Kevin McSherry

Kathy & Jay Metz

*Peregrine Falcon - $550

Patricia & Thomas Barry John Brett & Jane Strong Helen Degener Mara Fizdale Gerry Freedman Susan Hassler & Robert Maxwell Lyn & Skip Mattoon Helen Haje Fa & Roger Liddell Randall Missimer Sandy & Dave Slemmer Ileene Smith & Howard Sobel Rosemary & Richard Vietor

Josephine Wright

Kestrel - $250

Alfred Brooks & Peter Lombardo Lorna & Dan Edmundson Liz Faulkner & Walter Brett Mary Ellen & Andrea Geisser Adelaide & William Harris Ed Herrington Kim & Ralph Hohlfeld Caroline Herrick & Ted Sands Peggy & Oscar Martinez Leslie & Nick Moore Carol & Larry Rand Anita & Harvey Shapiro Shrevie & James Shepherd Jean Vitalis

Kathy & CB Wismar

*Members of the Soaring Wings Society