Raptor Enclosure Maintenance RMRP


Right now, live permanently disabled educational raptors need YOUR help to protect them from the deadly Avian Influenza Virus.

New, safe enclosures and upgrades in biosecurity for their well-being is critical.

Your funding can make this happen!

Here are the details:

A new strain of Avian Influenza arrived in North America via migrating waterfowl in late 2014, and has quickly spread along migratory bird corridors of the Pacific, Central, and Mississippi flyways.  It is spread by waterfowl, which don’t get sick from the virus.  Most infections have occurred in U.S. domestic poultry, which exhibit 100% mortality.  It is also considered to be fatal to raptors.  Updates as of spring 2017 shows this strain to still be present and viable throughout the United States flyways.

Several of the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program Educational Raptors have been housed for decades at the Environmental Learning Center (ELC), a beautiful nature center along the Poudre River.  While the ELC is an ideal location for viewing raptors,  to better protect our education birds, the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program has relocated the raptors that normally live at the ELC to our main facility.

We typically housed 8 birds at the ELC:  3 golden eagles, a bald eagle, 3 red-tailed hawks, and a Swainson’s hawk. To accommodate these birds, we renovated our enclosures to make room.  We enhanced our biosecurity of the facility, adding measures such as footbaths and gravel pathways that help prevent the spread of disease by footgear. 

But all of this costed money and continues to cost money to maintain:  $16,000.  And we need your continued support to help pay for materials such as perching supplies, and disinfectant so we can keep our birds safe. 

Please donate today – every gift, no matter the size, will help save lives!!!



2519 S. Shields St. #115 Fort Collins, CO 80526

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program inspires the protection and appreciation of raptors and the spaces where they live through excellence in rehabilitation, education and research.


  • Carol Hurley 
    • $50 
    • 31 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $25 
    • 31 mos
  • Jennie Russell 
    • $25 
    • 40 mos
  • Piotr Kopytek 
    • $20 
    • 40 mos
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    • $20 
    • 42 mos
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Organizer and beneficiary

Lisa Winta 
Fort Collins, CO
Judy Scherpelz 
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