Featuring live Wisconsin native raptors, 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:
- Company meeting or event
- Special event, birthday party, wedding, etc.
- Museum, festival, or fair
What are raptors?
- 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 raptors come to live at Schlitz Audubon Nature Center?
All of our raptors 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.
Welcome our newest raptors…
Meet Loki, our newest feathered ambassador, an American Crow! Crows are phenomenal birds and are some of the most intelligent beings we share this world with. Keep a lookout for Loki as we will be making appearances around SANC very soon!
Valkyrie, our one year old bald eagle was given her official name at our recent Xtreme Raptor Day. Thanks to everyone who submitted their uniquely wonderful name suggestions. Congratulations to Scott Wirig for submitting the winning name.
Meet our other resident raptors:
We need your help – sponsor a raptor now!
The training and care taking of our resident raptors is expensive. By adopting your favorite raptor, you help provide food, life enrichment, medical care, and training. Your support also helps ensure we’re able to deliver high-quality programs to raptor enthusiasts 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 and Birds of Prey at State Fair sponsored by: