Raising Raptor Awareness
Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey program is presented with the permission of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Georgia Department of Natural Resources. Since its debut in 2000, the program has helped educate more than 1 million visitors about man’s impact on raptors and other forms of wildlife.
These magnificent creatures – which cannot be released into the wild, due either to injury or having developed an unnatural association with humans, known as “imprinting” – demonstrate their strength,speed and natural instincts in daily free-flighted shows. Several birds appear at each show, swooping overhead and giving guests an up-close look “on the glove,” while our raptor experts explain how man’s actions affect their wellbeing.
You can join our feathered ambassadors in sharing this important story. Our Adopt-A-Raptor initiative enables you to help support the feeding, training, housing, husbandry and medical care for one of our resident raptors. These symbolic adoptions are an exciting way for your family, business, organization or class to participate in wildlife stewardship while creating a personal connection with one of nature’s unique creatures. Adoptions also make unique gifts. Donation levels range from $50 to $1,000 per year.