Registration Fees

$85 - Full Conference (includes Meet and Greet Reception, Indoor Sessions, and Dinner (with 2 alcoholic beverages for adults)

$40 - Live Raptor Show, Dinner and Evening (with 2 alcoholic beverages for adults)

$45 - Daytime Sessions Only

$20 - Field Trips

Cancellation Policy

     •     Cancellations made by 5:00pm on March 7, 2019 will receive a full refund less a $25 administration fee.

     •     Cancellations made by 5:00pm on March 22, 2019 will receive a 50% refund less a $25 administration fee.

     •     No refunds will be made for cancellations after March 22, 2019 or for no-shows. 

Even if weather prevents outdoor birding, indoor activities will be held.  Mackinaw Raptor Fest reserves the right to cancel, change or substitute an activity if deemed necessary. 

A great little birding event at the tip of Michigan's mitten, Mackinaw Raptor Fest appeal to people who love to watch and learn about bird migration. Located in Mackinaw City, Michigan and hosted by the Mackinac Straits Raptor Watch, the three-day event provides great views of migrating raptors, interesting sessions and educational workshops. Registration is limited to 160 people, so don't delay signing up!

To learn about the Eastern Golden Eagle Working Group’s meeting on April 8 and 9, contact Kathy Bricker at This coalition of state and federal biologists, research scientists, wildlife managers, and activists invites Fest registrants to attend their bi-annual gathering in Mackinaw City for free.    The conference targets people involved in some way with Golden Eagle protection, such as running a hawk watch, conducting research, or overseeing management. Attending even part of this meeting would open new doors of understanding and appreciation for Golden Eagles and the people who advocate for them.