Founded by Jane Fink, a raptor biologist and graduate of Purdue University. Through an all volunteer effort, partnerships, a dedicated core of staff, and board members, our goals are met through private dollars, with 100 % of our annual budget going towards our mission.
At the core of our work is a well-trained cadre of educational birds of prey, held on special U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service permits, serving as ambassadors to their free-flying counterparts. These non-releasable eagles, hawks, owls, and falcons remain a vital component of our educational program, and inspire audiences to new levels of awareness and conservation. Education remains one of our primary goals.
Rescue and rehabiliation are also core to our mission. Modern medical procedures provided by our team of volunteer veterinarians, staff, and biologists, result in nearly 50% of our annually admitted patients returning to the wild.
We aspire to extend the outreach of our work, with construction of a raptor educational facility in North Idaho, in the future.