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 and Third Saturdays

Visit our center the first Saturday of every month to learn about raptor’s amazing and unique characteristics.  Also, join us on the third Saturday of every month for bird and prairie hikes!


Event Details

Join us as we paint a vulture inspired painting with Elizabeth Dryden.

Enjoy live raptors including Petunia, our own education black vulture.

This event is at 6:30pm until 8:30pm, at the White Rock Alehouse and Brewery.


First Saturday October 1st


Event Details

We will be learning about Migration on October 1st at our Park.  There will be educational stations, Guided Prairie walks, and a live raptor presentation. 

We open BPRC’s park gates from 10:00 am – 2:00 pm.

The Live Bird program will start at 11:00 and lasts around 1 hour

Admission is $10.00 for adults $5.00 for kids 3-12 and kids under 3 get in for free


Third Saturday, October 15th (no live raptors)

Beginners Birdwalk and guided trail walks at Brockdale park. Join us for a leisure walk through our prairie, woods and by Lavon Lake to see what birds might be migrating through and find local residents. Birdwalk starts at 8am but come earlier to walk the prairie trails with our Master Naturalist guides. Bring your binoculars and water! Gate is on left at the 90 degree turn in road by our sign before you get to 1625 Brockdale Park Road. (No live raptors)

We open BPRC’s park gates from 6:30 am – 12:00 pm.

The bird walk is from 8 am – 9 am.  The prairie walks are at 9 am and 11 am.

No pre-registration necessary – just show up!  This is a free experience. (No live raptors)

Upcoming Events

Throughout the year BPRC has many fundraising and ‘friendraising’ events to support its mission.  Please join us at these fun and educational events to help BPRC continue to grow.

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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.