Wildlife Recovery Association is a non-profit, charitable, tax exempt, 501(c)3 organization, and was incorporated in 1979. Our purpose is to promote the understanding, appreciation, and protection of wild hawks, owls, eagles, and falcon, and their connection with all of nature.
We work in three area: education, rehabilitation, and research and management.
Our educational programs introduce the audience to live birds of prey, and explain the natural history of these birds, their needs of habitat, space, and protection. Schools, nature centers, land conservancies, conservation districts, libraries, and many other groups are able to enjoy and learn at one of our presentations.
Orphaned and injured hawks, owls, eagles, and falcons are accepted for care from all parts of Michigan. We work with a veterinarian to offer excellent medical care, and continue the rehabilitation in large outdoor facilities.
Research and management for key species, such as peregrine falcons in Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is ongoing. We also support citizen science, and projects in conjunction with universities, and university classes, particularly Central Michigan University.