Eagle Valley Raptor
Center specializes in native Kansas Birds of Prey.
These include Eagles, Hawks, Owls, Kites, Falcons
It is our great pleasure to help these animals
to become independent again and return back to
their natural way of life. Raptors are an awesome
carnivorous bird that keep our populations of
mice, rats, rabbits, bugs and even skunks under
control and maintain the balance of nature.
We are a nonprofit organization
that would love to have you be a part of this
effort. Our goal is to educate our community at
the same time that we work to build more flight
pens for rehabilitation. More and more of us each
day are discovering the importance and the beauty
of Raptors. If you would like to join us in our
efforts, visit our "SUPPORT" link for
information on how you can help.
Birds that have been hit by cars, caught in ice storms,
shot, orphaned as babies or any other event that may
cause them to become hurt, or too weak to hunt. We receive
these birds from Kansas Department of Wildlife and Parks,
US Fish and Wildlife Service, Zoos, Veterinarians, Animal
Control and the General Public. We supply these animals
with veterinarian care, food, warmth, nutrition and
a place to heal and become well enough to be returned
to the wild.
In the event you find an injured raptor, always contact
a licensed professional. It could be the US Fish &
Wildlife Service, Kansas Department of Wildlife &
Parks, Animal Control, Local Zoo or a Licensed Rehabilitator
such as EVRC.
If you must handle a raptor, first cover the bird with
a blanket or towel to reduce the visual stimulation
of the bird. Protect yourself with heavy gloves and
safety glasses. Gently fold the birds wings into its
body with your two gloved hands and firmly lift the
bird into a transport container. Injured Birds are quite
unpredictable, and you need to be aware of its sharp
talons and beak. This could be a cardboard box with
a towel on the bottom so it may hold onto something
with its feet, a plastic pet carrier will also do. Never
use a wire cage. This will damage the feathers and any
soft tissue that is exposed. The carrier should be slightly
larger that the bird. The less room that the bird has
to move, the less likely it will cause more injury to
Do not feed the bird! Chances are it is dehydrated
and an attempt to feed it may worsen its condition.
Place the bird in a quiet and dark area while awaiting
transportation to a rehabber. Keep away from Children,
dogs and cats any loud noises. Stress can reduce its
chance of recovery.