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​The Birds of Prey Foundation is a 501(C)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to the rehabilitation and release of injured and orphaned raptors. Each year over 600 birds arrive for care from all over Colorado. Since 1981, the Birds of Prey Foundation has accepted over 18,000 injured and orphaned birds. Specialized, round-the-clock care and large flight enclosures enable hundreds of these magnificent raptors to enjoy a second chance at freedom every year. 

Birds admitted & helped so far in 2024
623 birds admitted in 2023.

News and Updates

Colorado Gives Day is December 5th. Early Giving has already already started! Donate anytime between now and Colorado Gives Day on December 5th and your gift will be matched by generous sponsors and receive part of an Incentive Fund made possible by Colorado Gives Foundation and FirstBank.

Your donation helps us provide the highest standard of medical care, food for hundreds of patients, maintenance for our 22 large flight cages, and much more. Hundreds of birds every year soar again because of people like you!

Donate through Colorado Gives here

Bald Eagle- Recovered from West Nile Virus.

Swainson's Hawk - Recovered from West Nile Virus. Released September 2023

Black-crowned Night Heron. Recovered after being hit by a car. Released September 2023

Bald Eagle - Recovered after flying into power lines. Released September 2023


Spring is Here!

Our first Great Horned Owl babies of the season have arrived! Friday’s hurricane force winds blew nests out of trees, along with the young owls still inside of them. Great Horned Owls do not build their own nests, but commonly use nests that have already been built by another species such as crows or Red-tailed Hawks. This behavior often leads to unstable nests that may not last through the nesting season, let alone severe weather. These two are being watched carefully as they are treated for head trauma. They are both doing well! (Updated 4/4/23)

Welcome to our New Website!


As you might have noticed, we are refreshing the Birds of Prey website! We are making changes to be sure we can provide the most up-to-date information as possible. During this transition, we appreciate your patience as we navigate the usual bumps along the way.

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