The mission of the rehabilitation unit of the Southeastern Raptor Center is to rehabilitate injured, orphaned, or ill wild raptors. This includes hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, kites and vultures that are all native to the southeast. The center takes in 400 or more raptors from Mississippi, Georgia and Alabama annually. Raptors are generally brought by members of the public, a network of Southeastern rehabilitators and educational facilities, as well as state and federal agencies.
Our goal is to return raptors to the wild after being rehabilitated and offer a hands-on experience for volunteers and veterinary students.
The rehabilitation unit admits all native, wild raptors that are injured, orphaned, or ill. Since the Southeastern Raptor Center is designed specifically to care for birds of prey, it is not able to accept any other type of bird. A current list of non-raptor bird rehabilitators can be found here.
Please call us at 334-844-6347 if you have any questions about what to do if you find an injured raptor.
To check on the status of a bird, please click here.
Please do not remove a young raptor from its habitat unless it is obviously ill or injured.