Rehabilitation - Education - Research |
July 2, 2018
The 1987 C ampaign - It's a blast from the past!

Since the launch of The 1987 Campaign (in honor of the year the RMRP was founded), 70 amazing donors have pledged $2688.44 monthly to the RMRP! We are almost a third of the way to our goal of half our monthly expenses, or $10,000 a month!

We need donors at the following 1987 themed levels to help us reach our goal:

Can't commit to a monthly donation? You can still make an impact. Share this email - you never know who you might inspire with your love of raptors!
2019 Photo Calendar
Photo Submissions Closed
Sponsorships Still Available

Thank you to all the amazing, talented, and dedicated wildlife photographers who have submitted their photographs to the 2019 Photo Contest. We are in the process of judging all the amazing photos - it's going to be tough! Winners will be notified by August 1st.

Our latest sponsors for the 2019 Photo Calendar are Outpost Sunsport and EDM International, who have both been sponsors for the last SEVEN years!! Sponsorships are still available and start at just $50! CLICK HERE to learn more!
2018 Birds of Prey Class Series

Colorado raptors will be the focus of a class scheduled on five Saturdays this fall by the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program. Carin Avila, Executive Director of the RMRP, will teach these intensive learning workshops. 

The classes will be held at the RMRP facility at 720 E. Vine Drive. All classes feature the RMRP Educational Ambassadors as LIVE models. Take one class or all five; each class is designed to stand alone. All classes run from 9am-2pm.

Classes are $60 each or all five for $275

Class 1: Construction of a Predator - Anatomy and Physiology. September 15, 2018

This class explores the anatomy and physiology of raptors. How do these amazing creatures do what they do? Find out during this informative, intensive class.

Class 2: Identification - Buteos, Eagles, and Vultures. September 29, 2018

Class 2 is a full day of learning how to identify the common species of hawks (buteos), eagles and vulture that occur in Colorado. LIVE Educational Ambassador raptors will be in the classroom to help you learn the subtle differences between these species.

Class 3: Identification - Falcons, Harriers, Osprey, Accipters, and Kites. October 20, 2018

Class 3 gives you a heavy overview of the falcon, accipiter, and kite species of Colorado, plus the Harriers and Osprey that live in our state. LIVE Educational Ambassador raptors will be in the classroom to help you get your identification perfect.

Class 4: Identification - Owls. November 3, 2018

Whoooooo is that? Learn about Colorado's owls, where to find them, and how to tell them apart. LIVE Educational Ambassador owls will be a part of the classroom experience - one of a kind! This is our most popular class. Make sure to register early to get a seat!
Class 5: Field Observation - Adventure! November 17, 2018

The last class in the series tests your observation and identification skills. You will be taken on a guided tour of Northern Colorado with raptor professionals to help you ID these amazing birds on the wing!

Patient Updates
Take a Look at What Your Support Has Done!

We're in the thick of the busiest season of the year. Here's a peek at just a few of the raptors you have have given a second chance.
Baby Eastern Screech Owl after a bad storm, and growing up in the RMRP's care.
Remember the two little Eastern Screech Owls that were rescued after a severe storm washed them our of their nest? Today, they have grown strong enough to start mouse school!

Mouse school will give these two youngsters the chance to practice their hunting skills before they are released to the wild. 
Baby Bald Eagle's home rebuilt after being destroyed in severe weather.
Speaking of severe weather, this baby Bald Eagle was rescued after a nasty storm destroyed his nest, sending him crashing to the ground. His sibling was just a bit older than him (fledgling stage), and was strong enough to cling onto the remains of the nest.

After a couple of weeks to heal from beating battered in the storm, he was ready to be reunited with his family...but there was no nest left for him to return to.

Our rehabilitation team along with our facilities manager came together to build a temporary replacement nest. High enough to deter predators and keep the youngster comfortable until he's old enough to start fledging, the new nest platform was installed and the kiddo placed on top.

It wasn't long before the active, vocal youngster brought his parents over! So glad to reunite this wonderful family!
Tiniest baby Great Horned Owl is growing up strong and ready to take on the world.
This little Great Horned Owl was found on the ground after his nest was destroyed in a severe storm (sensing a theme??). He had a cut on his back that healed quickly. We were unable to reunite this baby with his family, so he was placed with a foster parent Great Horned Owl.

Today, he is developing his flight skills and learning a lot from his foster parent. They are almost the same size! In about a month, he will start rat school. 

Wish him luck as he learns all the tricks of the wild owl trade!
Want to help?

$2 will feed a Screech Owl for a day.

$20 will buy enough bandaging material for a raptor to heal a broken wing.

$100 will refill our oxygen tanks to help raptors with head trauma.

$300 covers the cost of all the materials used to build the Bald Eagle nest.

Most of all, share your love for raptors and the environment with others. Share this email, enjoy a hike, and love nature. Your support makes the difference the world needs.

Warmest Regards,
Carin Avila
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program
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Wish List
Updated 7/1/18

-64oz Hand Soap Refills (NOT antibacterial)


Donations can be dropped off Monday-Friday between 9am-4pm. Or call 970-484-7756 to set up an alternate time.
Upcoming Events
5: Library Program @ Riverside Library and Cultural Center; 2-3pm
7: Raptors Go Camping @ Horsetooth Campground; 7:30-8:30pm
8: Loveland Farmer's Market @ Old Loveland Fairgrounds; 9am-1:30pm
14-15: Art-in-the-Park @ West Lincoln Park, Steamboat Springs; 9am-4pm
27-29: Weld County Fair @ Island Grove Park, Greeley, 8am-5pm

4: Drawing with the Raptors, 8:30-11:30am, hosted by professional artist Larry Tucci. $125 - MUST REGISTER by contacting Lisa Winta at or 970-484-7756.

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Rocky Mountain Raptor Program | (970) 484-7756 | |
2519 S. Shields St. #115
Fort Collins, CO 80526