We are a non-profit organization that is devoted to the conservation and understanding of raptor species worldwide. Our mission is to make the world a better place for raptors through education and science. Our vision is to improve awareness and appreciation of raptors by providing a variety of educational programs to the public. We offer falconry experiences and hunting excursions using trained raptors in order for the public to not only enjoy these beautiful birds up close but to have a better understanding of the role in our ecosystem as an apex predator.
The ancient culture of Falconry has played a pioneering role in raptor conservation and the Center will conserve that heritage through ethical practices and education. We provide presentations about the history for Falconry and workshops for those who wish to explore the culture for themselves.
Our ultimate vision for the Center is to be specialty zoo with collection of raptor species from all over the world for the public to visit and enjoy. This future would include providing medical care and rehabilitation to injured or sick raptors as well as offering avian medicine internships.
Michele Losee, MS, ABD – Director
Raptor Ecologist and Master Falconer
Michele is a Master Falconer and a PhD Candidate at Antioch University New England with research focusing on Golden Eagle population dynamics for the entire state of Arizona. Additionally, she holds a BS in Biology and a MS in Environmental Policy and Management.
For the more than 15 years, she has been involved in raptor rehabilitation and public education with various organizations such as the Northern Arizona Audubon Society, National Zoo and the International Centre for Birds of Prey.
She is a member of many organizations such as Arizona Falconers’ Association, North American Falconers’ Association, Northern Arizona Audubon Society, the Raptor Research Foundation, and the International Association of Avian Trainers and Educators.
Trevor Hinckley – Director
Birding Expert and Guide
Board of Directors
President – Jon Orona
Treasurer – Dana Green
Secretary - Diane Welch