|Fontenelle Forest's Raptor Recovery|
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Each year, FFRR receives hundreds of injured, sick, poisoned, or orphaned birds of prey. We work with private citizens, the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission, law enforcement and animal control agencies, and utility companies throughout the state. Our network of volunteer transporters and trained rehabilitators provide emergency treatment and stabilize the birds for final transport to our center near Lincoln.
In some cases, even after treatment a raptor might be unable to fly or hunt and cannot be released. Whenever possible, non-releasable birds are channeled into breeding programs, recruited as "foster parents" for young orphans, utilized in research, or join our roster of FFRR Educational Birds (Ed. Birds) for outreach and educational programs.
Our trained volunteer facilitators, with the help of our Ed. Birds, conduct programs state-wide throughout the year to increase public awareness about raptors, their role in our ecosystem, and habitat conservation.