Buy a Rat for a Raptor!

Buy A Valentine Rat for a Raptor! Are you remembering a human rat this Valentine’s Day? Someone who didn’t treat you so well? Karma wins…make a donation of $3.50, the price of a rat, to the Black Hills Raptor Center, and we will thoughtfully feed a rat to one of the...

Meet Aldo

Aldo was hatched this spring near the town of Tabor, SD. Somehow he ended up on the ground, just before the April 10 blizzard. The ranch family brought him to the barn for shelter. Despite their best efforts to not have the bird associate people and food, the owlet...

Black Hills Raptor Center News

2019 Day of Giving We’re thrilled to be part of the second annual Day Of Giving in South Dakota! On Tuesday, December 3, neighbors across the state are encouraged to donate to the hundreds of sensational nonprofit organizations in our area. The event is organized by...

Elise, red-tailed hawk celebrating her “bird day”

It isn’t every red-tailed hawk that gets to live 25 years. In the wild, the lifespan for the species is 10-12 years. So, 25 years of age as an avian ambassador was quite a milestone. We threw a big “Bird-day Party” for Elise at Main Street Square at the Earth Day...

John & Icarus, great horned owl

Co-founder John Halverson and Icarus the great horned owl visit with guests at the 2014 Earth Day Celebration. Icarus was an adult owl that experienced some sort of trauma, which caused the right wing to be amputated at the wrist joint. She was found by a rancher and...