I had heard about this rehabilitation center just 30 miles from where I live, and I thought I would check it out for myself.  The Nature & Raptor Center of Pueblo is part of the beautiful Rock Canyon on the banks of the Arkansas River.  There are trails and picnic areas, fishing, gift store and coffee shop among other facilities.  There is no entrance fee to the Raptor Center but one for the trails, or at least a parking fee.

The center is used for programs for school children, colleges, hospitals, youth and adult groups, and most of the birds are trained to fist (to come to rest on the fist or wrist of the trainer).  Many of the birds are released back into the wild after their injuries have healed but the ones on "display" cannot be released.  Some of the birds I saw include Bald Eagles, Golden Eagles, Turkey Vulture, Peregrine Falcon, Mississippi Kites, Western Screech Owls, Prairie Falcon, and others.  Although taking photos through the wire of the cages was difficult, I did manage to get some reasonable pictures.  Click on the thumbnails below for larger pictures. No  photographs  from  these  web  pages  may  be  used  without  prior  permission.

This center is reliant on donations from the public (they are a non-profit organization) to help with housing and healing injured birds.  Please make a donation when you visit, or you can mail in a donation to P.O. Box 8295, Pueblo, CO 81008.

Details of Nature & Raptor Center
Third Visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (May 2011)
First Visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (May 2010)
Second Visit to the Cheyenne Mountain Zoo (May 2010)
Denver Zoo, Colorado (May 2010)
Pueblo Zoo, Colorado (May 2010 and June 2011)
Pet Photography
My Wildlife Photos

Wildlife Greeting Cards
INDEX     Contact

Raptor Center of Pueblo, Colorado


Address: 5200 Nature Center Road, Pueblo, Colorado (I guess the picture above is of an old sign!)
Telephone: (719) 549-2414
Web Address: www.natureandraptor.org
E-Mail Address: info@natureandraptor.org
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday 11am - 4pm and on Sunday Noon - 4pm

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