College of Veterinary Medicine

Raptor Club & Rehabilitation Program

How You Can Get Involved 


Support

Currently, organizations and groups requesting raptor presentations are asked to pay a fee.  The fees range from $25-$600 and are dependent upon travel distance.  By requesting a payment for the presentations, the program has been able to make much needed improvements in the housing of the larger birds housed outdoors.

The medical care and temporary housing of injured and rehabilitating birds is provided by the College of Veterinary Medicine at Washington State University.   Food is obtained from various university-wide sources and donations. Maintenance of facilities and equipment and provision of transportation depend primarily on volunteer commitments of faculty, staff, students and the public. Financial support is always welcome and contributions to our raptor rehabilitation endowment would be greatly appreciated. For information about the endowment please contact:

Dr. Nickol Finch
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
College of Veterinary Medicine
Washington State University
Pullman WA 99164-6610
Ph: (509)335-0726

or the office of Veterinary Development and External Relations (VDER)

Invite us to give a talk to your class or group.

We are pleased to make educational presentations for local classrooms, clubs, and organizations. The programs include live demonstrations using our educational birds (non-releasable raptors). Our presenters are able to adapt the presentations to any age or interest group. Our hope is to raise awareness about the birds and their special ecological requirements. If you would like us to give a presentation to your group, please send a written request at least two weeks before the date you'd like us to come. Written requests and follow-up letters help us document our activities and underscore the importance of rehabilitation in furthering medical knowledge as well as education and conservation benefits.

Please provide us with the following information:

Group/Organization Name:
Date of Requested Presentation:
Presentation Location:
Desired Time:
Approximate Length:
Age of Group:
Number in Group:
Special Requests:

Contact Information:
Name:
Address:
Work Phone:
E-mail Address: (REQUIRED)

Contact Us at:

WSU Raptor Club
Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences
PO Box 646610
Pullman, WA 99164-6610

Phone: (509) 335-0711
E-mail: wsuraptorclub@gmail.com

Help feed and care for the birds. Feeding birds involves serving wholesome food to resident and rehabilitating birds. You also change water, gather feathers and pellets, maintain the mews and chart progress of birds under our care.  You can sign up for a week or split a week with other people. Don't be shy-- we'll train you!

Help handle birds for presentations. We always need help with educational presentations and welcome your participation. We ask, however, that you be committed since learning to handle the raptors and learning their stories takes time to teach you.

Make us an offer! If you have something you can contribute that we didn't think of here let us know.

Last Edited: Apr 11, 2011 4:10 PM   


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