September 26, 2022: Due to the presence once again of Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) in western South Dakota, the BHRC is currently not accepting birds in need of medical care or transport.

Contest to Name Our Newest Bird

We are tallying the votes…
Thank you to everyone who has been part of the fun!

Will she become Aspen? Gaia? Isadora? Senka? or Willow?

Quarter Beef Raffle

Wow! Hats off to you, raptor enthusiasts, for giving a tremendous $2,485 that will go toward our bird food budget! Isaak, our Peregrine Falcon, joined us for the live video drawing on Facebook, and got to enjoy some food himself.

The “You Gotta Eat, the Birds Gotta Eat, 2022 edition” was closed on September 1. The lucky winner was Becky Leas of Florida. Becky and her husband Rick have decided to donate the ¼ beef and the Blackstone Griddle back to the BHRC so we can use them to raise even more funds to cover our bird food costs. THANK YOU BECKY AND RICK. Our fundraising team will be making a decision soon about when to offer the next opportunity for you to win this amazing gift.

Our mission is to conserve and protect native birds of prey and their natural habitats through education, rehabilitation, and research.

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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…

Mission Statement:

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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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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BHRC Stickers

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.

Black Hills Raptor Mouse Pads Elise

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.

Kestrel / Screech Owl Nest Box

YES! I want a kestrel/screech owl nest box for my property!

BHRC Coffee Mugs

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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