Working to preserve New Mexico’s wildlife and unique landscapes for many generations to come.

What We Do





Hawks Aloft, Inc. is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1994 and based in Albuquerque, New Mexico.

We work to conserve indigenous wild birds and their habitats through avian research, conservation education, raptor rescue, and cooperation with other organizations.

We believe that this work helps to preserve New Mexico’s unique landscapes and wildlife populations for many generations to come.

News from HAI

Brazil | Natural Wonders of the Pantanal

05 Apr 2024

October 15, 2025 – October 29, 2025 Join Hawks Aloft for the expedition of a lifetime! The Pantanal in central-western Brazil is the world’s largest freshwater wetland and one of the most biodiverse habitats on the South American continent. The star residents are jaguars that roam, hunt, and lounge on the forested riverbanks. Hyacinth Macaw,…


Making the 2024-25 Hawks Aloft Raffle Quilt

07 Mar 2024

Cynthia Figueroa-McInteer, a retired architect, and Gail Garber began designing our newest quilt in the summer of 2023, using AutoCad software – the same software that we’ve used for most of the HAI raffle quilts. We wanted a design that bespoke of New Mexico, and began with a prominent Zia symbol, along with the classic thunderbirds…


Volunteer Training Class – Feb 3, 2024

04 Jan 2024

When: February 3, 2024Where: Bachechi Open Space Education Building, 9521 Rio Grande Blvd Time: 9 AM – 12 PMCost: $25 — Includes membership and volunteer manual. Click here to sign up. Light refreshments will be provided. Hawks Aloft (HAI) is unique in that the four pillars of our foundation are quite diverse:   Attend our volunteer…


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Adopt a Raptor

Presenting Our Panama 2023
Gallery of Images

Our trip was planned around the mass migration of North American raptors through the isthmus of Panama, as well as a quest to find a Harpy Eagle. It was an incredible journey that far exceeded our hopes. The three primary photographers, Tom Mayer, Larry Rimer, and Gail Garber returned with a lovely assortment of images that we share with you in this gallery.

White-Necked Jacobin

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