Thank You






Thanks to singer/songwriter/environmentalist James Taylor and his wife Kim for their donation to the Observatory, through the Virginia Coastal Zone Management Program, for habitat restoration at the tip of Virginia's Eastern Shore!


Thanks to the funding received from the Coastal Zone Management Program at VA DEQ, to the support of Tom and Gail Claydon of Exhibit Marketing Solutions, to funding from the Bill Akers Environmental Education Fund, and to photos taken by Kevin Karlson, five life-sized raptor models were made for educational presentations at the raptor observation platform at Kiptopeke.


Thanks to Patagonia for the donation of over 300 pieces of fine outdoor wear!



Thanks to Sue Rice and the Eastern Shore of Virginia National Wildlife Refuge for making a house available for staff and volunteers!
Thanks to Wetlands Studies and Solutions, Inc. for their support of the Kiptopeke Challenge.

Thank you Towne Bank for continuing financial support, and for investing in our research programs.


Thanks to the Wild Bird Center of Burke for its support of the Kiptopeke Challenge.

Thanks to Blue Earth Films for their support of the Kiptopeke Challenge.

Thanks to Leica for the donation of a great scope to the Kiptopeke Hawkwatch (Hawkwatcher Sam Stuart).

Thanks to George and Val Copping of the Wild Birds Unlimited in Williamsburg who have generously donated bird feeders  and seed for the feeders at Kiptopeke!