Direct Support


Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch conducts scientific studies of hawks and owls migrating through this region of northern Michigan and educates the public about the birds and their migration. We count hawks and survey owls in the both spring and fall, recording and reporting the data for free professional and public access.  Because of this national significance and the region’s significant visitation by tourists, it is also an ideal place to educate the general public about this natural resource.

How to support:

To make a donation directly to the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch online through PayPal, we have made it easy for you. Please click the button below. Thank you for your support!

NOTE:  A donation of $35 or more will obtain an annual membership for an individual.

If you would like to mail your donation directly, please print and fill out the donation form found below and send with your form of payment to our treasurer, Steve Wagner, at P.O. Box 465, Petoskey, MI 49770.  Checks can be made payable to MSRW.  For any questions, please call 231-758-3319.

Another way to support the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch is through the Amazon purchases you’re likely making already.  By using the link below to shop on AmazonSmile, the AmazonSmile Foundation will donate 0.5% of the purchase price of eligible products to the Mackinac Raptor Watch.  Follow the simple prompts and many of your purchases can provide support to us without changing a thing!

Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch (MSRW) is recognized as a charitable foundation under paragraph 501(c)(3) of the IRS Code. Donations are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

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