Due to the presence of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in western South Dakota, the BHRC is currently not accepting birds in need of medical care or transport.
Our mission is to conserve and protect native birds of prey and their natural habitats through education, rehabilitation, and research.
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Black Hills Raptor Center.
About Black Hills Raptor Center
Who We Are:
The Black Hills Raptor Center is an all volunteer group, managed by an 8 person board of directors. We are a not-for-profit organization with a 501 (c) 3 status from the Internal Revenue Service…
The mission of the Black Hills Raptor Center is to conserve and protect native birds of prey and their natural habitats through education, rehabilitation, and research.
What We Do:
The Black Hills Raptor Center provides 125-150 educational programs annually using live raptors. We present in classrooms, at youth programs, in the community, and for special events…
We Have the Power to Impact Our Future,
and We’re Doing Something About It
Building a Dream
The idea of developing BHRC (Black Hills Raptor Center) began on September 2010. That is when John Halverson and Maggie Engler set about the task of reducing “nature deficit disorder” in their corner of the world…
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Help Us Help The Raptors
Black Hills Raptor Center relies on contributions from donors to continue our work. Be part of the solution to nature deficit disorder in this region. Donate today!
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Brand new stickers custom designed by one of our volunteers are now on sale for $3 a sticker. These stickers are high quality vinyl stickers that can be placed just about anywhere. They are waterproof and resistant to sunlight fading.
Choose your favorite raptor mouse pads from the birds cared for by the Raptor Center. Order this mouse pad with Elise the Red-tailed hawk on it! Size is a nice large 8” x 9”. This size gives you lots of room to move your mouse around.
Drink your morning joe with the birds! These 4 individuals were the original stars of the Black Hills Raptor Center. John calls them the “Founding Four Feathers”. They are Elise the red-tailed hawk, Icarus the great horned owl, Boo the western screech owl, and Hendrix the American kestrel.
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