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.

There will be many more events coming up so please check back frequently.

Give a Hoot Gala – December 10th from the comfort of your home!

A fundraiser for the Blackland Prairie Raptor Center.  We have gone virtual! Join us December 10th at 7pm for this fun event. You can still bid on silent auction items and purchase Instabuy items as well. These include really unique raptor experiences like a Play Date with our education vultures, releasing a raptor patient, a private consultation to work on a prairie in your own backyard and much more.

We have a matching challenge of $25,000! The first $25,000 will be doubled so your generous donations are so important for us to reach that goal.

You can register through your phone by texting BPRC to 72727 and follow the instructions or on your computer register at https://qtego.net/qlink/bpraptorcenter

Thank you for your support and please let everyone know.

Raptor Photo Day- October 2021. Keep an eye out for the date!

Raptor Photo Day is a great opportunity to experience taking photographs of our education ambassadors in a natural setting. We set up perching throughout our park and let photographers take pictures of the birds with different backgrounds and lighting. We work to make your shots beautiful. For all ages and photography experience. Some of the birds presented include, American Kestrel, Screech Owl, Mississippi Kite,  Red-shouldered hawk and Red-tailed Hawk.


When: October, 2021 from 7:30am to 10am

Where: Blackland Prairie Raptor Center, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $20 pre-register and $25 at the door.

NOTE: Pre-registration closes the Friday before the event. After that time you will need to show up and pay the $25 donation.

Click here to pre-register for the event.

Painting A Raptor Evenings 

We have a really fun time at these evening events. We have a well-known painter, Elizabeth Dryden join us to guide us through the process of painting one of our education ambassadors. The education bird joins us for the evening and you learn about the bird as you paint your amazing portrait. All materials are included, you bring your talent!

When: TBD probably in June

Where: Nine Band Brewing, 9 Prestige Circle, Allen TX

Cost: $45 a person

Click here to go to our donation page. At the bottom in the comment section please type Raptor Painting.

Paint a Raptor

Rods n’ Raptors Kids’ Fishing Derby – Has been cancelled.

Every spring at BPRC we have our kids fishing derby. It is open to the public and costs only $5 a person for all ages. No pre-registration is necessary. It is catch and release and we have a limited number of poles along with a supply of bait. There are prizes for many categories! If you’ve never fished before this is the place to try!

Sponsored by Cabela’s and the Celina Bass Club

When: Cancelled

Where: BPRC, 1625 Brockdale Park Road, Lucas TX 75002

Cost: $5 per person all ages