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First Saturday

November 1st

Prairies are cool!

10am to 4pm


Event details
Come learn all about the endangered Blackland Prairie. Take a prairie safari, check out how plants help us and much more!

Bring a picnic!

For directions and to learn more go to our event page.

Upcoming events
Join us at events throughout North Texas Check out our events page for details

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Thanks to everyone who helps BPRC through Earthshare of Texas workplace giving. If you'd like to know how your company can further BPRC's mission, please contact us at

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Blackland Prairie Raptor Center Announces Crowdfunding Partnership with

We are excited to announce a new partnership with the crowdfunding website,, and we would love to have your help. is helping BPRC raise money for critically needed projects. With a small donation (think $25 or less) you can make a huge difference when the crowd joins in.

For our first project we are trying to raise $2,100 by October 5th to buy new computers for the rehabilitation hospital. These computers will track our patients from intake to release making their stay as short as necessary.

Here is how you can help:

  • Visit
  • If you want read about our project
  • Fill in an amount (as much as you feel comfortable with)
  • Click the Donate button and follow the instructions
  • Tell your friends. Each project has links to social media like Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Google+
  • Sit back and watch our project get funded and know that you made it happen. Super cool!

When can you visit us?

BPRC is open to the public the first Saturday of every month.

Per U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service requirements, we do not have tours of our raptor facility.

The 'Builds its Nest' Campaign continues with new cage construction

BPRC has begun construction of its next set of rehabilitation flight cages. These cages are designed for medium-size birds such as Barn Owls and Red-shouldered hawks. The cages give the birds enough room for physical therapy - strengthen muscles, practice flying, and reacclimating to the outdoors. We will also use these cages for prey-testing, making sure the raptors are able to catch live food, before being released.

If you would like to help us in the construction of these cages, please contact us; and we will happily accept your talents. There will be plenty for everyone and we will be working most days of the week.

If you can't help but would like to see the progress, we will be posting pictures on our Facebook page!

We thank you for your continued support.

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Mississippi Kite
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What to look out for!

It is summer in North Texas and there is a raptor that shows up this time of year most people don’t recognize. It is the Mississippi Kite (Ictinia mississippiensis). This beautiful, small gray raptor eats insects while flying, the only raptor in the area to do so. They can be seen nesting in the tops of trees and are very social – you might see them in large groups. Until recently they weren’t being spotted in the Dallas area, but now they can be seen almost anywhere. In August they migrate to South America for the winter. So keep looking up, you never know what you might see.

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We hope to see you at one of our upcoming events.

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BPRC offers educational programs on a variety of subjects to schools, clubs, youth organizations and community groups. It's a great opportunity to meet the birds up close and in person.

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