Open Tuesday – Sunday from 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM (Closed on Mondays)
Founded in 1981, the raptor facility at the Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is a wildlife rehabilitation facility that specializes in birds of prey. Each year more than 200 injured and orphaned birds of prey are admitted to the facility from throughout southeastern Colorado. The birds are provided with the best possible care with the hope that they will soon be returned to the wild. Half of these birds of prey will be returned. But a very special few remain at the center due to permanent disabilities.
These “resident raptors” become a very vital part of our staff and will assist with our educational efforts. Over 8,000 school children participate in educational field trips at the facility each year. We offer educational opportunities for all ages, both on and off-site on a variety of topics. In addition to the raptor facility, the Nature and Raptor Center is open to the public throughout the year and offers a multitude of recreational opportunities.The Nature and Raptor Center of Pueblo is funded through memberships, donations, grants and special events. The facility operates under permits from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Colorado Parks & Wildlife.
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Bring the Wild Into Your Classroom!
Learn about hawks, owls, eagles, falcons and vultures through a live bird of prey program. Our programs are science based and correlated to Colorado’s Model Content Standards for science and are designed to support your school’s STEM education goals. Choose between Birds of Prey, Owls of Colorado, or Bird of Prey Pellet Dissection Lab! To schedule your group for a program, please call us at 719-549-2458.
The Nature and Raptor Center is proud to announce the weekend Raptor Talks. Each talk will take place at the Raptor Center every Saturday and Sunday at 11:30am. This is a free event where visitors are able to get up close to the Centers birds of prey. The knowledgeable staff and volunteers are happy to answer any questions about each bird such as their hunting habits, eating habits, life style, and life span. Each bird participating in the Raptor Talks is a permanent resident of the Raptor Center and has a personal story. Some of the birds are also part of the Center’s Adopt a Raptor program. Don’t miss out on these special events. See you this weekend for the Raptor Talk.