The Nest is Best!


It is the time of year for baby birds! Most babies are just fine, even if you find them on the ground. Much of the time they are learning to fly – and just like humans learning to ride a bike – they fall down a lot. They need to be left alone because their parents are nearby to help them. But if you see possible injuries or a threat (cat or dog), then putting them back in their nest is the best thing to do. Click here to to our FAQ page for information on what to do if you find baby birds. We also have contacts if you need help. The picture above is Great Horned Owls whose nest was blown down by a storm. BPRC came out, built a new nest in the tree and they successfully fledged!

A Second Chance! Fundraiser for Rehabilitation


A Second Chance! Ribs n’ Raptors Fundraiser for rehabilitation is on Saturday, November 12th.  Please join us from 11:30 to 2pm for BBQ (of course!), drinks, music and a great time to raise funds for raptor rehabilitation at BPRC.

We have received more than 325 patients  so far and may come close to 400 by the end of the year. And this is our first year open for raptor rehabilitation. We expect the numbers to increase next year as more people learn about our facility as the place to bring injured, sick and orphaned birds. This means more food, medicine and vet visits!

There will be a raffle, silent auction and live auction including opportunities for private tours and photography sessions with our education birds, artwork and much more!

Please pre-register by November 8th on our Ribs n Raptors page.

Cost: $75/person  Family of four $250

SPONSORSHIP!  We are in need of sponsorship for this event. If you are interested in helping please contact Erich Neupert, Executive Director at

Thank you for supporting BPRC and its mission and we look forward to seeing you soon.





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Next 1st Sat. Event
November 5, 2016

Join us November 1st for a great day learning about the owls of north Texas. 1st Saturdays are the only time we are open to the public. Click for details

Many upcoming community events

Come join us at one of our presentations with our raptors to see live birds and learn about raptors. We have numerous presentations through out the summer at various libraries. Check out them out on our events page. Click to see all events

Injured/orphaned Raptor?

FOUND AN INJURED RAPTOR? Call us at 972-442-7607. What to do if you find a baby raptor. Find resources for helping raptors and locating raptor rehabilitation . Click for details

Have a Raptor Program

There's no better way to learn about the birds of prey in North Texas than to meet them in person! Blackland Prairie Raptor center travels across North Texas to present at schools, all schools, home school groups, youth organizations, libraries, scouts and much more. Click for details

You and Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

Help us to continue our mission to care for raptors and educate the public. Volunteer to work with the birds, donate funds, help the raptors with re-cycled household items, or purchase T-shirts. Click for details