Raptor Academy

Training for professionals working with raptors

Instructor-led online courses

Baby raptor

Young Raptor Management and Release - New!

In this course, you will learn best practices for reintegrating healthy young raptors back into the wild.  Protocols for re-nesting, fostering, and raising young raptors in captivity will be shared, along with principles of hard and soft (hack) releases. Course begins January 9, 2020.

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Course Dates:
January 9, 2020 to January 23, 2020
Cost:
$120.00
Bald eagle in crate

Introduction to Raptor Rehabilitation and Basic Emergency Care

What is raptor rehabilitation? This course introduces you to the field of raptor rehabilitation as well as the ethical decisions that can arise. It also provides you with basic techniques to help stabilize a raptor brought into captivity. Course beings October 29, 2019.

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Course Dates:
October 29, 2019 to December 10, 2019
Cost:
$240.00
Inside of raptor mouth

Raptor Medical Care and Management

If only raptors could talk. To diagnose raptor ailments, you need observational skills and access to veterinary diagnostics. In this course you’ll learn about the diagnosis and treatment of common raptor illnesses and injuries and how to keep your patient comfortable during its recovery. Course begins January 14, 2020.

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Course Dates:
January 14, 2020 to February 18, 2020
Cost:
$240.00
Person releasing an eagle

Pre-release Conditioning and Release

No pain, no gain? This course teaches you the theories and techniques used to physically and mentally prepare a raptor for release. You’ll also learn the important factors to consider when reintroducing a raptor back into the wild. Course begins March 10, 2020.

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Course Dates:
March 10, 2020 to April 14, 2020
Cost:
$240.00