Educating the public about these fascinating birds is one of our core beliefs
The long-term solution to preventing many raptor injuries is through education. Volunteers take birds to schools, Scout meetings, park programs, civic groups, public television specials, and nature exhibits. Depending on the group's age and time constraints, we bring 2-5 raptors. 100% of the fee goes to the care, feeding and rehabilitation of the birds treated at our Center.
Upcoming Public Talks and Events
Please join us at one of our public events. Click on the link or contact the location for up-to-date information.
May 19, 2019: Environmental Nature Center Spring Faire
June 2, 2019: Riley Bugs and Butterflies
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OCBPC Raptor Ambassadors
Owls, eagles, falcons, condors, hawks, ospreys, kites, and vultures are all raptors. Raptors have strong grasping feet with sharp talons for catching and holding prey. Their hooked upper beak tears and kills prey, and their binocular vision provides depth perception for hunting. Raptors help maintain the balance of nature by controlling rodents, reptiles, insects and other prey. State and Federal laws protect raptors, and provide permits for lawful possession and care of raptors.
All of our raptor ambassadors are non-releasable. Their injuries prevent them from surviving in the wild. We train them to be comfortable on the fist in classroom and outdoor settings. Due to their extensive injuries at a young age, many of our ambassadors are imprints. Imprints are accustomed to people and unable to learn how to hunt or to fear the unfamiliar.
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Remembering OCBPC in your Will, Trust or other estate plans allows us to educate thousands of school children each year and return many Raptors back into our local environment.