The RMRP inspires the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces where they live through excellence in rehabilitation, education and research. 

— Mission Statement


For 33 years, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program has served the northern Colorado community through rescue, rehabilitation & release of injured birds of prey.

Our community-based team of veterinary experts and specially trained volunteers provides all aspects of raptor care ranging from compassionate medical care to constructing cages that serve as temporary homes for recovering birds. The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program (RMRP) also plays a vital role in community education and outreach, providing hands-on learning about raptor species and the environment.

The work we do represents a collaborative community effort focused on the humane treatment of raptor species, bringing together a diverse public to nurture and protect the health and environment of birds of prey.

At a glance:

  1. The RMRP now admits about 300 raptors each year.
  2. Eight staff members and nearly 140 active volunteers provide critical rehabilitative care.
  3. Volunteers contribute more than 44,000 hours per year, averaging more than 120 hours each day, an amount equal to 22 employees.
  4. More than 80% of treatable birds are released.

View our 2019 Annual Report.

YOU can save a life right now by donating or volunteering or shopping in our on-line store.