The remarkable landscape of northern Colorado relies heavily on the prosperity of the creatures that call this habitat home, particularly the majestic birds of prey that soar above us. Unfortunately, as our man-made environment expands, the ability for the birds of prey to maintain their life in the wild becomes readily more difficult. Many times these birds fall victim to a tragic injury that obstructs their capacity to thrive in their natural domain.
Located at 720 East Vine Drive in Fort Collins, CO, the main raptor rehabilitation center is home to our rehabilitation efforts, raptors undergoing rehabilitation, and our educational ambassadors. This facility is not open to the general public except for open houses, but tours may be arranged with 1-2 weeks notice for a fee. A former woodworking shop and bottling plant, this 8,000-square foot facility continues to serve as our center of operations while we plan our future permanent facility.
Environmental Learning Center
Our second facility, located at Colorado State University’s Environmental Learning Center is home to many of our larger Educational Ambassadors and can be visited during the daylight hours free of charge. The ELC is located at 2400 N. Ziegler (take East Drake OR North Ziegler to Environmental Drive).
Working with the nation’s leading wildlife and nature center designers, the proposed Rocky Mountain Raptor Center for Excellence in Avian Conservation, Education and Research is a 20-acre center designed to meet the ever-increasing demands that have been placed upon our program.
Planned as a public outreach and raptor rehabilitation facility, this proposed 20-acre center will allow us to better serve our raptor community.