Birds of Prey

Featuring live birds of prey, we set the scene for exciting discovery. Our feathered ambassadors are your hosts in a variety of programs that are dedicated to providing an interactive, educational experience.

Programs are delivered on-site at our Center, as well as off-site. They are adapted to audiences of all ages. Ask us about programs for your:

Community Events
Come see our birds out and about at local events

Shorewood Fin and Feather Festival
Saturday, October 11 from 12:00pm – 2:00pm at Hubbard Park, 3565 N. Morris Blvd. Shorewood
Join us for a Meet and Greek and Beaks and Talons program!

Milwaukee Public Museum Fright Night
Friday, October 31 from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us for a Meet and Greek and Beaks and Talons program!

Wild Birds Unlimited
Saturday, November 1, from 11:00am – 1:00pm at 19555 W. Bluemound Rd. Brookfield
Join us for a Meet and Greet with our Birds of Prey. Our young Bald Eagle Valkyrie along with some of her feathered friends will be there to greet you.

Milwaukee Public Museum Fright Night
Saturday, November from 6:00pm – 9:00pm
Join us for a Meet and Greek and Beaks and Talons program!


Check our calendar of events for regularly scheduled raptor programs,
such as Raptor Saturday and Word with a Bird.

What are raptors?

Sky Hunters 2014

  • Birds of prey that include eagles, owls, hawks, and falcons
  • They hunt live prey or scavenge for carrion
  • Can be diurnal (primarily active in the daytime) or nocturnal (active at night, as in the case of most owl species)
  • Often at the top of the food chain in many ecosystems

Audiences experience the “wow” of seeing these beautiful birds up close and hearing their unique stories. At the top of the food chain, raptors serve as critical indicators of the overall health of our environment. They are, in essence, our barometer of environmental health.

How did Birds  Come to live at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center?
All of our birds were injured or were imprinted on humans before coming to live with us. They are non-releasable to the wild and we are now their forever home.  We hold permits for the possession and exhibition of live birds and artifacts from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service.

Meet our resident Birds of Prey:

We need your help – Adopt a Bird Today!
The training and care taking of our resident raptors is expensive.  By adopting your favorite bird of prey, you help provide food, life enrichment, medical care, and training. Your support also helps ensure we’re able to deliver high-quality programs to people of all ages! For more information, visit our Birds of Prey Sponsorships Page.

For more information about our birds of prey, contact Diane Visty, Raptor Program Manager.

Raptor Saturday programs are sponsored by:


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