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There are many ways that you can help support the Institute for Wildlife Studies, a 501c(3) non-profit organization. Your tax-deductible contribution to the Institute will help us continue our bald eagle and peregrine falcon conservation efforts. Choose to make a secure contribution on-line using PayPal (you do not need to have a PayPal account, unless selecting monthly contributions) or use a convenient mail-in form (PDF, Word). You can add multiple items to a shopping cart to make a single contribution. However, subscription contributions must be made individually. If you do not have a PayPal account, you may contact us (donations@iws.org) if you would like us to manually run monthly contributions. Contributions of $500 (made in 1-12 installments) include a 3-4 hour tour invitation. $1000+ contributions include a 6-8 hour tour invitation and the opportunity to name an eagle or peregrine falcon chick.

 

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Membership Levels and Benefits       top
By becoming a Supporting Member* of the Institute for Wildlife Studies you help sustain our efforts to study and restore bald eagles and peregrine falcons on the California Channel Islands. Memberships are tax-deductible to the full extent of the law.

 

Sponsor (Level I): $35 contribution ($30 tax-deductible) 
You will receive an IWS membership card (good for 1 year from date of enrollment) and an IWS window decal.

Make a Single Contribution of $35

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $2.92

 
Naturalist (Level II): $50 contribution ($40 tax-deductible)
You will receive the benefits of the previous level, plus a set of 5 IWS notecards.

Make a Single Contribution of $50

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $4.17

 
Conservation Partner (Level III): $100 contribution ($80 tax-deductible)
You will receive the benefits of the previous levels, plus an embroidered IWS t-shirt (eagle logo on blue t-shirt or baseball cap.

Make a Single Contribution of $100

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $8.34

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Eagle Guardian (Level IV): $250 contribution ($210 tax-deductible) 
Benefits of previous levels, plus an embroidered IWS hooded sweatshirt or long-sleeved t-shirt.

Make a Single Contribution of $250

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Choose Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved Tshirt
Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved T-shirt Size

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $20.84

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Choose Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved Tshirt
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Wildlife Enthusiast (Level V): $500 contribution ($400 tax-deductible) 
Benefits of previous levels, plus an invitation for up to 4 people to spend 3-4 hours with Dr. Peter Sharpe on Catalina Island during your next visit. Learn about our work with bald eagles, peregrine falcons, island fox, and other wildlife as you explore the island.

Make a Single Contribution of $500

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Choose Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved Tshirt
Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved T-shirt Size

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $41.67

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Patron (Level VI): $1000 contribution ($900 tax-deductible)
Benefits of previous levels, except tour invitation is for 6-8 hours, plus the opportunity to name a bald eagle or peregrine falcon chick.

Make a Single Contribution of $1000

Gift Type
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Choose Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved Tshirt
Sweatshirt or Long-sleeved T-shirt Size

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $83.34

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Leadership Circle (Level VII): $2500 contribution($2400 tax-deductible)
Benefits of previous levels, plus enjoy a prepared picnic lunch at a beautiful island vista during your visit with Dr. Sharpe.

Make a Single Contribution of $2500

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $208.34

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Benefactor (Level VIII): $5000 contribution ($4900 tax-deductible) 
You will receive a life-time membership that includes the benefits of the previous levels (only one all-day visit to Catalina).

Make a Single Contribution of $5000

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Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $416.67

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* Not a Voting Membership
Adopt A Nest      top
Your tax-deductible contribution to the Institute for Wildlife Studies will help support our research and maintain our live nest cams.
Adopt a Nest (Level I)

$1000 Contribution (fully tax-deductible)

Your nest adoption will help cover the costs of monitoring the nest, banding the eaglet(s), and tracking the birds once they leave the nest. Groups can raise funds to adopt a nest and split the benefits among their members.

What are the benefits of adopting?
- Opportunity to name a chick
- A personalized adoption certificate
- A photo of the chick(s) in the nest at the time of banding (8 weeks old)
- An invitation for up to 4 people to spend the day with Dr. Peter Sharpe on your next visit to Catalina.
- Some nests have live cameras and you can watch your adopted chick(s) grow via the internet
- Gift adoptions include an adoption card announcing your gift.

Make a Single Contribution of $1000

Nest Choice

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $83.33

Nest Choice

Adopt a Nest (Level II)

$250 Contribution (fully tax-deductible)

Your nest adoption will help cover the costs of monitoring the nest, banding the eaglet(s), and tracking the birds once they leave the nest.

What are the benefits of adopting?
- A personalized adoption certificate
- A photo of the chick(s) in the nest at the time of banding (8 weeks old)
- Some nests have live cameras and you can watch your adopted chick(s) grow via the internet
- Gift adoptions include an adoption card announcing your gift.

Make a Single Contribution of $250

Nest Choice

Make 12 Monthly Contributions of $20.84

Nest Choice

 
IWS Clothing, Hats, and More       top

IWS Hooded Sweatshirt (Your gift for a $50 minimum contribution. $25 value)

Hoodie

 

A comfortable hooded sweatshirt (50% preshrunk cotton/50% polyester) with the IWS eagle logo.

IWS Logo
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IWS Long Sleeve T-Shirt (Your gift for a $40 minimum contribution. $18 value)

Long-sleeved T

 

Long-sleeved blue t-shirt with the IWS Bald Eagle logo. This t-shirt is 90% cotton/10% polyester.

Eagle logo

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IWS T-Shirt (Your gift for a $35 minimum contribution. $12.50 value)
T-shirt

 

A comfortable 90% cotton/10% polyester t-shirt with the IWS bald eagle or Island fox logo. Available in blue with the eagle logo, or gray with the Island fox logo.

blue

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Channel Islands Hat (Your gift for a $25 minimum contribution. $12 value. Allow 2-4 weeks for delivery)
Channel Islands hat

 

An embroidered hat designed by Sarah Melling. This hat features the northern Channel Islands with a bald eagle on one side and a peregrine falcon on the other side. Hat has a velcro closure to easily fit most head sizes.

 
 
IWS Notecards (set of 5) (Your gift for a $15 minimum contribution. $6 value)

Pimukestrel

PeregrineOspreyHydi

 

A set of 5 blank notecards with images of some of the species IWS has studied: Bald Eagles, American Kestrels, Peregrine Falcons, Osprey, and Golden Eagles.

 
Nest Photos

$10 per photo

Receive an 8x10 inch photo from your favorite nest(s)

2018 Nest Photos Available

2017 Nest Photos Available

 

Choose your photos and add them to your cart (see below if ordering from outside the United States).

Nest Choice

If ordering fewer than 5 photos to be shipped outside of the United States, please select "Add to Cart" below to add $8 shipping charge (e.g. it costs $10 to send a photo mailer to Canada).