Raptor Conservation & Education

Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is dedicated to environmental preservation through public education and the conservation of birds of prey and wildlife in their natural habitat.

Join us at First Saturdays

Raptors are fascinating birds. Visit our center the first Saturday of every month to learn about their amazing and unique characteristics. First Saturday is the only time we are open to the public.

First Saturday August 7th!

Join us August 7th for Raptors of Summer.  We will be focusing on the Mississippi Kite.   Texas Master Naturalists will have guided walks every half hour through our endangered Blackland prairie to learn about the  importance of burns and what it does for the prairie. BPRC will have its live raptor ambassadors out from 10am to 11am  to learn about their unique adaptations and importance in our environment. The first Saturday of every month we are open to the public. The theme is different each month so visit our Special Events page to see what is happening this month. No pre-registration necessary.

Special Events

Throughout the year BPRC has many fundraising and ‘friendraising’ events to support its mission. This includes the annual Gala fundraiser, Raptor Photo Day, evening paint-a-raptor parties and much more. Please join us at these fun and educational events to help BPRC continue to grow.

Annual Fall Gala. November 4th, 2021. Join us to raise funds for BPRC’s mission of education, rehabilitation and prairie conservation. This fun in-person event is our main fundraiser for the year and we anticipate our biggest raptor and prairie-loving crowd ever!! Please put it on your calendar and let all your friends and family join us. More information to come soon about sponsorship and tickets.

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Blackland Prairie Raptor Center

Named after the tallgrass prairie that once covered more than 23,500 square miles of Texas from the Red River to San Antonio, Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is a rehabilitation and conservation education organization, specializing in fostering better public understanding of the relationship between birds of prey and healthy ecosystems.