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Cost of living need not ground school trips! -

We’re delighted to share that we have secured special funding to ensure school visits to the Hawk Conservancy Trust can still take flight with visit bursaries for deserving pupils from across the Hampshire region. For some children, trips to places like the Trust are beyond their reach because financial pressures on schools and the cost-of-living crisis are making it harder for parents to support educational trips.  The Trust says this is detrimental to children’s experiences, their learning and to the charity’s mission to help the future of our planet by inspiring conservation through education. Chief Executive Penny Smout said: “Our […]

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Win a one-off portrait from Alex McGarry! -

If you would like to be in with a chance to win a stunning original artwork from our Artist in Residence, Alex McGarry, you can enter our NEW raffle. Alex is kindly donating her time to create a stunning portrait of our iconic Egyptian Vulture, Boe, which will be given to one lucky winner at the end of the year. Boe is an incredibly striking bird, with a bright yellow face and beak, stark white feathers, and arguable the funkiest hair do of anyone here at the Trust! This exclusive portrait is the only one of it’s kind – perfect […]

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Meet the winner of the 2023 Marion Paviour Award -

Congratulations to Ivan Oruka – the winner of our 2023 Marion Paviour Award! Ivan is currently studying at Gulu University, Uganda, undertaking a Master’s degree in Environmental Science and Natural Resource Management. Ivan is currently undertaking a project that is leading the way for research on Critically Endangered Rüppell’s Vultures. His work is focused in the Luku Central Forest Reserve, where he is studying the only known breeding colony of these important birds in the entire country of Uganda. This project is the first of its kind in the country – trailblazing the way forward for future conservation efforts to conserve […]

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A friendship with Fawkes -

If you visited us last summer, you may have been lucky enough to spot Fawkes, our Wahlberg’s Eagle, soaring over Reg’s Wildflower Meadow. She is a beautiful but sensitive bird, and is very selective as to who she chooses to work alongside on our Bird Team. Ronnie Hunter has been working closely with Fawkes since 2022 – carry on reading to hear from Ronnie all about this wonderful bird. “Wahlberg’s Eagles are Africa’s smallest eagle species and whilst they may not look remarkable from a distance; their beauty is all in the details. Their feathers have a variety of deep […]

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Calling all teachers and educators! -

Join us for an inspirational day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust! Our birds bring the curriculum to life, with world class flying displays and highly knowledgeable and friendly staff, a day at the Hawk Conservancy Trust provides a fun, immersive learning experience outside of the classroom. Here at the Trust, Education is a core part of our mission to conserve birds of prey. We have a long history of providing high quality educational experiences for a full range of schools, with a fantastic range of fun and interactive workshops and school visit packages available. Whether you are looking to discover […]

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Join our 100 Club -

Calling all Members… …did you know you can join our exclusive Hawk Conservancy Trust 100 Club? By joining our 100 Club, you’ll be in with the opportunity to support the Trust’s vital work AND have the chance to win prizes! We award 39 prizes to our paid up 100 Club members every year, awarding £100, £50 and £25 on thirteen occasions annually. That’s £2275 in prize money given out every year! As a member of the 100 Club, you will also have the opportunity to join us for our special 100 Club Members’ night held at the Trust during the […]

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All about Alex McGarry -

Alex McGarry is a professional artist specialising in oil paintings of British wildlife and birds. She is the winner of the prestigious title ‘Up & Coming Artist of the Year’ awarded by the Fine Art Trade Guild. She is represented by the UK’s largest distributor of original paintings and limited edition prints – De Montfort Fine Art. And as such her paintings can be found in galleries across the UK and on board luxury cruise ships such as the Queen Mary II. Alex has a busy year ahead, where there’ll be lots of opportunities for you to meet Alex, view […]

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Burrowing Owl antics with Patrick! -

If you’ve ever been lucky enough to step into our burrow on a Meet the Burrowers VIP Encounter, you will have become closer than you might have expected to our cheeky team of Burrowing Owls! Someone who knows these owls better than most is Bird Team member Patrick King, who heads up the Burrowing Owl section at the Trust. We heard from Patrick what it’s like working alongside these mischievous birds.   “No day is quite the same with our wonderful Burrowing Owl squad! As a smaller, more delicate species, our Burrowing Owls have an overnight bay that they can […]

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Chris and Megan’s Night of Nature – how to get your tickets! -

Tickets are ON SALE NOW! This is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and tickets are already selling fast for what is set to be a night to remember! Click here to book your tickets today. For one night only, join Chris Packham and Megan McCubbin at the Hawk Conservancy Trust alongside our knowledgeable Bird Team for an evening discovering the magic of nature and our brilliant birds in flight! Mark your calendars – this is our biggest fundraising event of the year, and will take place Saturday 29 June. We’re excited to share that tickets will be available […]

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Nature’s a Hoot: In Conversation with David Oakes -

It’s no secret that here at the Hawk Conservancy Trust we love talking about birds of prey! But for many species across the world, things are not looking good. It’s arguably never been more important to get excited about nature than it is today. In February, we were delighted to welcome actor, artist and fellow wildlife podcaster David Oakes to the Hawk Conservancy Trust. He joined our  Deputy Head of Living Collection Tom Morath for a chat all about finding time for nature, tracking Golden Eagles and how arts and creativity can support conservation for the next episode of our […]

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