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The American Wildlife Refuge Mission Statement
To help rescue birds of prey, rehabilitate injured raptors, release rehabilitated birds, provide a refuge for unreleaseable birds, and to educate the public about wild raptors in the Raleigh NC area and beyond.
The American Wildlife Refuge / Raleigh Raptor Refuge is a volunteer staffed 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Only licensed personnel and those learning and working with our licensed caretakers handle our birds. We provide necessary care to rehabilitate temporarily injured raptors and release tose able to care for themselves back into the wild. For birds that are not releasable, we provide refuge facilities and are networked with other rehabbers and organizations all over the country to place birds.
We also provide educational presentations to the public. Private events for educational purposes to youth groups, service groups, scouting groups, home schools, private parties, parks,libraries, schools, and other groups are available for a nominal fee, and can be tailored to your curriculum. All proceeds from shows and any and all donations are spent entirely on the care and feeding or the birds and the maintaining of the refuge organization. No salaries or fees are paid to the volunteers.
Veterinary care is generously provided to the American Wildlife Refuge by Dr Dan Johnson of Avian And Exotic Animal Care.
If you need to report an injured bird, please do not send an email.
Instead, call us at 919-229-8449
The American Wildlife Refuge
4501New Bern Avenue #130-333
Raleigh NC 27610