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.

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Meet Our Raptors


Upcoming Programs at Schlitz Audubon

Raptor Saturday
Saturday, March 4 | 1:00pm – 2:00pm
A Raptor’s Life Story: Succeeding as a raptor in the wild is no easy feat! Springtime is nesting season, and just-hatched raptors will soon be out and about for us to see. Our resident birds will teach you about the life stages of these predators.
This event is handicap accessible.
Free with membership or admission.

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.
Free with membership or admission.
This event is handicap accessible.


Upcoming Community Programs

Urban Ecology Center Sierra Club Earth Day Event
Saturday, April 22, 2017 | 10:00am – 12:00pm  
Urban Ecology Center at Washington Park                    
1859 North 40th Street Milwaukee, WI 53208

Brew City Birding Festival
Sunday, May 7 | 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Urban Ecology Center Riverside Park
1500 East Park Place Milwaukee, WI 53211

Mitchell Park Domes
Saturday, May 27 | 1:00pm and 3:00pm
524 South Layton Boulevard Milwaukee, WI 53215

Erehwon Outdoor Adventure Expo
Saturday, June 3 | 2:00pm – 4:00pm
Bayshore Town Center
599 West Glen Bay Avenue Glendale, WI 53217        


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


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: