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To provide free care and assistance to injured, sick, or orphaned wild birds; to educate people about wild birds, especially birds of prey; and to provide a humane example for others. For three decades The Raptor Trust has provided its unique service... Read more
To provide free care and assistance to injured, sick, or orphaned wild birds; to educate people about wild birds, especially birds of prey; and to provide a humane example for others. For three decades The Raptor Trust has provided its unique services to the wild birds and the people who find them, always trying to be helpful and caring to both. It is the Trust's hope that its long standing presence and humane conduct has provided a worthy example to others.
A wild bird hospital. The Raptor Trust today is a large, modern complex, consisting of a medical infirmary, an education building, gift shop, and some 70 exterior cages and aviaries containing over 130,000 cubic feet of space. All the chambers are designed to accommodate recuperating birds that will be released, as well as unreleasable individuals that permanently reside at the facility. Recuperating birds are housed in secluded aviaries. Resident birds are housed in large aviaries accessible for public viewing. Approximately 50 raptors representing over 20 species of hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons are permanent residents at the Trust.