Harpy Eagle adult

Explore Raptors

What makes a raptor a raptor?

Learn more about your favorites, then explore an amazing array of raptors from feisty kestrels to commanding condors.

biologist Thomas Hayes holds a banded Ridgway's Hawk nestling

Conserve Raptors

Fifty years on the frontiers of conservation

Saving the Peregrine Falcon taught us to go beyond the brink… into a boundless world where hope thrives and anything is possible.

woman and peregrine make eye contact

Experience Raptors

Encounters you'll cherish for a lifetime

Saving raptors is all about connections: from science to understanding to admiration and beyond.

Join us for some exciting online events!

Curator of Birds Monica Pittman holds Grayson the Harpy Eagle

Facebook LIVE with our Avian Ambassadors! - Daily

Join us every day at 2:30 p.m. (MDT) to meet one of our amazing Avian Ambassadors! Virtually meet and learn all about our education birds from one of their trainers on The Peregrine Fund's Facebook page

biologists band a Gyrfalcon nestling in Alaska

Online Education Programs

Elementary students will have fun while finding out what it's like to "Be a Scientist!" in our online education programs. Learn more about our elementary course and sign up!

Middle and High School students will learn about how we conserve birds of prey worldwide and explore careers in wildlife and conservation biology in our new Raptor Conservation class. Learn more about this class and sign up! 

Dr. Munir Virani holds a wild African Goshawk

Saving Species: Virtual Speakers' Series - every Thursday afternoon

This four-part series will include a new 30-minute presentation by one of our field biologists each Thursday afternoon for four weeks. These talks will take you “behind the scenes” to see what it’s like to be out in sometimes grueling conditions day after day to save species from extinction. Learn more and sign up!

An invitation to FUNDSY's Gala to benefit The Peregrine Fund.
50th Anniversary Gala Celebration - Postponed

FUNDSY Gala

While we were very much looking forward to celebrating 50 years of conservation excellence and our thriving STEM education programs at the World Center for Birds of Prey with our wonderful community and incredible partners at FUNDSY, we fully believe postponing this event is in everyone's best interest. By taking decisive action early on, we will be able to celebrate safely, continue the great tradition of the FUNDSY Gala, and give our guests an evening that is sure to soar!

Attend the Gala!
conference logo with peregrine portrait
2020 Raptor Research Foundation conference - Postponed

Bringing raptor scientists together

The joint conference between the Raptor Research Foundation and the Neotropical Raptor Network originally scheduled for October 2020 is now postponed to October 2021. RRF and our co-hosts at The Peregrine Fund carefully considered the health, financial, and logistical challenges of organizing and hosting a conference during the coronavirus pandemic.

Learn more
biologists finish banding the 500th Aplomado falcon nestling
our impact

The 500th Aplomado Falcon was banded just weeks before the 1,000th California Condor hatched. Our recovery efforts are passing major milestones, but there's plenty of work to be done.

News
California Condor takes its first flight near Grand Canyon
our impact

From daily programming at the World Center for Birds of Prey to annual California Condor releases and special events, you'll want to mark your calendar now.

Events
student Washington Wachira with a Verreaux's Eagle-owl
our impact

It’s more urgent than ever to inspire, teach, and connect with people of all ages, in every corner of the globe. In addition to creating economic benefits for people who share a landscape with birds of prey, we also have the audacious goal of establishing a raptor biologist in every country. This is how we'll do it.

Engagement
biologists band a Gyrfalcon nestling in Alaska
our impact

More than half of all raptor species are in decline, and 18 percent are threatened with extinction. The reasons are many and varied, but the solutions are within reach—thanks to a robust science team and partners around the globe interested in making the world safe for birds of prey.

Threats

Threats to birds of prey

Climate Change
Climate Change
Contaminants
Contaminants
Energy Supply
Energy Supply
Habitat Loss
Habitat Loss
Human Conflict
Human Conflict
Invasive Species
Invasive Species
Knowledge Gap
Knowledge Gap
Lead Poisoning
Lead Poisoning
Learn more about these threats