Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental preservation through public education and the conservation of birds of prey and wildlife in their natural habitat.
Named after the tallgrass prairie that once covered more than 23,500 square miles of Texas from the Red River to San Antonio, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is a rehabilitation and conservation education organization, specializing in fostering better public understanding of the relationship between birds of prey and healthy ecosystems.
BPRC is state and federally licensed:
Texas Parks and Wildlife permit #: EDU-0207-818
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service permit #: MB138982-0
In August, 2004, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center was incorporated as a 501 (c) (3) nonprofit organization with a small but determined group of individuals and a common goal - to create a place where the people of North Texas could learn, experience and appreciate birds of prey and understand their importance in the environment as a whole.
We began by building appropriate caging for 8 non-releasable raptors and the use of an existing shed on a Board members property approximately 70 miles northeast of Dallas. We offered educational presentations to schools, festivals, camps and environmental groups as well as anyone else interested in learning about raptors, reaching more than 5,000 people in the first year.
In 2011, more than 25,000 people experienced our birds
of prey throughout North Texas.
Our dedicated group of volunteers has a combined total of over 30 years experience presenting raptor outreach programs as well as over 70 years of raptor rehabilitation experience.
At this time, we are continuing our expansion of
education programming and have built a
permanent facility for 14 education raptors.
We are beginning to build a hospital and
appropriate flight caging for the rehabilitation
of injured, sick and orphaned birds of
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