Raptor Academy

Training for professionals working with raptors

Resources

Partner Organizations

International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators

The International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators (IAATE) was founded to foster communication, professionalism, and cooperation among those individuals who serve Avian Science through training, public display, research, husbandry, conservation, and education.

National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association

The National Wildlife Rehabilitator's Association (NWRA) is dedicated to improving and promoting the profession of wildlife rehabilitation and its contributions to preserving natural ecosystems.

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council

International Wildlife Rehabilitation Council (IWRC) provides science-based education and resources on wildlife rehabilitation to promote wildlife conservation and welfare worldwide.

United States Fish and Wildlife Service

The U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service issues permits under various wildlife laws and treaties at different offices at the national, regional, and/or wildlife port levels.

University of Minnesota Institute on the Environment

Institute on the Environment’s (IonE) mission is to lead the way toward a future in which people and the environment prosper together.

Publications

Raptors in Captivity 

Author: Lori Arent and The Raptor Center staff

Raptors in Captivity is designed as a reader-friendly reference tool covering a wide range of topics from making the decision to keep raptors and choosing suitable species, to housing and transportation, diet, medical care, equipment, training, and recovering a lost bird. From the novice to the experienced, this book provides everyone with the most current techniques -- drawn from a consortium of experts and not available in any other written form -- for successfully managing a variety of raptor species in captivity.

Research

The Raptor Center has conducted research on lead poisoning in bald eagles, avian influenza, and other topics.  We are also a partner in the Clinical Wildlife Health Initiative.