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

Silent Flight Our ability to do programs may be limited, but our passion for raptors is not! During the Covid-19 pandemic, many organizations have postponed large events which included our raptor education programs. This is a great way to protect our community. Birds...

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...