Raptor Program

Schlitz Audubon founded our Raptor Program as a way to help educate the public about these dynamic birds, and their importance to the ecosystem. Our premier col­lection of birds of prey emphasizes raptors (hawks, owls, eagles and falcons), but also includes other birds of prey such as a Turkey Vulture and an American Crow. Each of our resident birds are not releasable to the wild and are in our permanent care. They have taken up the mantle of “feathered ambassadors” and are dedicated to providing infor­mation about their wild relatives, habitat concerns, and issues facing raptors today.

These powerful and graceful birds, each with their own story, make an enormous impact, providing a true connection and appreciation for all wildlife and the habi­tat we share. Nothing is more thrilling than meeting a bird of prey up close and personal. Each of our live demonstrations provides an unparalleled experience designed to en­thrall audiences of all ages. Visit our website for more details about the programs listed below.


Our Raptor Program Welcomes a Rough-legged Hawk!

We are delighted to announce that we have welcomed Krona, our first ever Rough-legged Hawk, into the Center’s Raptor Program! Krona will  aid in teaching about migration, ecosystem health, and the effects of climate change. Read about Krona the Rough-legged Hawk here



Meet Our New Barn Owl!

We are excited to announce the addition of a new American Barn Owl to our Raptor Program. This young owlet, Athena, is with us to educate the community about Barn Owls and the importance of healthy ecosystems. Read about Athena the Barn Owl here.





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Meet Our Raptors


Adopt a Bird Today!

The training and care taking of our resident raptors is expensive. By adopting your favorite raptor, you help provide food, life enrichment, medical care, and training. Your support also helps ensure we’re able to deliver high-quality programs to people of all ages! For more information, visit our Donate Page


Upcoming Programs at Schlitz Audubon

Word With A Bird
Every Saturday & Sunday | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Every Saturday and Sunday a staff member features a resident bird and discusses it’s unique skills and adaptations. There will be no Word with a Bird Saturday, August 5 – Sunday, August 13 – Join our Raptors at Wisconsin State Fair!
Free with membership or admission.
This event is handicap accessible.

NO Raptor Saturday on Saturday, August 5 – Join us at Wisconsin State Fair!

Raptor Saturday
Saturday, September 2 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
Scavenging animals are often characterized as dirty and menacing in stories. We want to take the opportunity to show they are anything but! Some of our resident birds, who are known as scavengers, will teach us that not only are they some of the cleanest animals around, but we are also incredibly fortunate that they clean our shared environment! Join us as we learn their side of the story.
This event is handicap accessible.
Free with membership or admission.


Become a Volunteer

Volunteers are essential to the care of our resident raptors, and participate in educational outreach activities. Training is provided, so no previous experience is necessary. To volunteer with our Raptor Program, we require a one-year commitment. Volunteers will have a specific day of the week they always come in, and shifts are from 9:00am – 12:00pm. If you are interested, please visit our website to fill out our volunteer form and to see the added benefits of volunteering with our Raptor Program.


Special Event Offerings

These programs are adapted to audiences of all ages.

  • Schools
  • Company meeting or event
  • Special event, birthday party, wedding, etc.
  • Museum, festival, or fair

To book any of these above programs, please contact the Schlitz Audubon Registrar at 414-352-2880 x224.

Raptor Program 2014

For more information about our raptors, contact Lindsay Obermeier, Raptor Program Manager.

Raptor Saturday programs are sponsored by: