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Raptor Gifts for the Holidays!

It’s that time of year again, and if you’ve got raptor lovers in your life, we’ve got a shop for you! The Indiana Raptor Center runs a shop on the popular website Redbubble where you can buy a number of fetching tees, prints, mugs, tote bags, and more. Offering a selection of both illustrated designs and photographs, we think there’s something for every lover of birds of prey. Plus, your purchases help us in our unending mission to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured and orphaned raptors.


We’ve added some new products this year as well! You can find products featuring our logos as well as our popular “barn owl and Triceratops” patch design! Head to the shop to browse the selection.

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Raptor Center closing to public early this year

Due to patient load and need to finish up construction and maintenance activities before winter, Indiana Raptor Center will close early this year.

As of November 1, we will be closed for touring until our spring opening date of March 1. We will still continue to take in patients and to honor our commitments to remaining off-site presentations. Donations for patient support can still be made through this website or by mailing to InRC at PO Box 1153, Nashville, IN 47448. Tax letters will be made available for donations as usual.

Thanks for your understanding as we are first and foremost a hospital and need to be ready for upcoming changes in weather, and have time to adequately prepare a large number of birds for fall release.

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Raptor Rendezvous 2018

Don’t miss the 2018 edition of Indiana Raptor Center’s annual Raptor Rendezvous!

Details

This year, it happens on Sunday, November 11, 2018 from 1-5 PM. It will be held at the Abe Martin Lodge at Brown County State Park. There is free park entrance for this event! Some of the fun we have planned includes:

  • Mexican Buffet
  • Cash Bar
  • Live Raptors
  • Silent Auction
  • Photos

Ticketing Information

120 tickets are available. Tickets are $35 in advance ($25 for wildlife rehabbers and their volunteers)

Options to purchase your tickets:
Pay by mail: Send check to PO Box 1153, Nashville IN 47448
Pay by phone: Call 812-988-8990 with credit card
Pay online: Click the PayPal Button below.


Ticketing Options




We really appreciate your shares on social media! Don’t miss this exciting chance to see beautiful birds of prey in person and help us help them.

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Raptor Art Spotlight: Nolan

Indiana Raptor Center recently hosted a Cub Scout pack, who came to tour our Brown County, Indiana facilities and learn all about birds of prey and how we rescue and rehabilitate them. One of our visitors, Nolan, was inspired to draw the beautiful birds he met. Great job, Nolan! It’s always an inspiration to meet a budding naturalist and natural artist!

A young caucasian child holds a drawing of an owl.

Nolan, age 6, shows off his wonderful raptor art!

A child's pencil drawing of an eagle

A bald eagle drawn by Nolan, Age 6

A child's pencil drawing of an owl.

An owl drawn by Nolan, age 6

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Indiana Raptor Center at Brown County State Park: 2018 Schedule

Domonic Potorti talks about Mowgli, a great horned owl, at Brown County State Park.

Domonic Potorti talks about Mowgli, a great horned owl, at Brown County State Park.

The 2018 schedule of Indiana Raptor Center presentations at Brown County State Park has been finalized! This is a great opportunity to see four birds of prey at close range, take photos, and learn about their lives and their importance in the environment.

Presentations on the following dates take place at 2pm at the Nature Center:

  • May 5, 12, 19
  • June 2, 9, 15, 23, 30
  • July 7, 14, 21, 28
  • October 6, 13, 20, 27

Presentations on the following dates take place at 7:30pm at the Abe Martin Lodge.

  • May 27
  • July 3
  • September 2
  • November 23

Our presentations are free to attend, but there is an admission fee at the park gate. Donations, which always go to supporting the rehabilitation of the magnificent birds in our care, are gratefully accepted!

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Indiana Raptor Center Tours: 2018 Information

[Updated 5/3/18 to reflect new pricing and time information]

Taki the Eurasian Eagle Owl

Indiana Raptor Center is happy to welcome the public to tour our Nashville, Indiana facilities.

Tours are held from 3-4pm daily, by reservation only. You can make a tour reservation by calling us at 812-988-8990. Tours available March through July, September through November, and during December, weather permitting. Adult admission is $10; Children age 6-12 are $7 each.

In order to ensure the safety of our resident birds of prey and visitors, no children under the age of 6, please. All ages are welcome at our frequent presentations at Brown County State Park’s Nature Center and Abe Martin Lodge, however! Please check back soon for our schedule of presentations for 2018 and be sure to follow us on Facebook, too!

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Raptor Rendezvous 2017

Promotional graphic for the Raptor Rendezvous event, featuring an abstract Barn Owl illustration

Indiana Raptor Center’s annual Raptor Rendezvous returns on September 17, 2017!


Another date for your calendar – Raptor Rendezvous 2017 will be held from 1pm to 4:30pm on September 17 at the Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park. Come help out InRC while enjoying food, cash bar, a multi-center raptor show and silent auction.

Tickets will go on sale August 1 for $30 and need to be purchased in advance – there will be “will call” at the door, but no at-door ticket sales – we need to know ahead of time how many attendees there will be both for catering and to get you into the park gate for free. So help us out and buy your tickets early!

To buy your tickets:

  • · Send a check to Indiana Raptor Center, PO Box 1153, Nashville IN 47448
  • · Pay via Paypal through this website. Just hit the big heart-shaped PayPal button! Please be sure to add a note that the amount is for tickets and not a donation.
  • · Call us at 812-988-8990 to pay by credit card

We don’t ask for coverage for the Paypal or credit card fees, but if you want to throw in a couple extra dollars to cover that, it will help us out a lot.

Thanks to all of our supporters! We look forward to seeing you on September 17.

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An Important Note About Tours

Due to a heavier than normal patient load for this time of year, the Indiana Raptor Center will be closed for tours after Thanksgiving. Patients will still be accepted as usual. We will reopen for tours in March of 2017. Since our tours are a totally outdoor experience, we are normally closed in January, February, and August every year due to weather concerns (snow, road conditions to get here, cold, and heat in August) and stress on the birds (heat in August, plus a needed break in their programming schedules).

We will be open for tours from March thru July, and from September thru December, in 2017. Tours are available during these months in the afternoons from 1-5PM. Please contact us through this website (email or phone) for reservations. Offsite programs may continue to be arranged year-round at your school, museum, meeting place, or other venue.

Photo of Indiana Raptor Center board member Domonic Potorti and Elmo the Barred Owl educate the campers at Happy Hollow in Brown County, IN.

InRC board member Domonic Potorti and Elmo the Barred Owl educate the campers at Happy Hollow in Brown County, IN.

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Raptor Rendezvous 2016

It’s time once again to for Raptor Rendezvous, a chance to come together to celebrate the beauty of birds of prey!

Besides the opportunity to see beautiful raptors and other wildlife, attendees will enjoy refreshments and bid on a wide variety of silent auction items. All proceeds from the event will go to support Indiana Raptor Center’s mission of caring for injured and orphaned birds of prey and educating the public about the value of these magnificent animals.

Raptor Rendezvous fundraiser

Date: November 13, 2016
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park

Tickets are $30 per person. To purchase your ticket, please call 812-988-8990. Tickets are selling quickly and we only have a few left!

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Raptor Art Spotlight: Avery

Our friend Avery is our featured artist for July-August. Avery is a bright talented 8 year old Hoosier who is a good friend of the Indiana Raptor Center. Her artwork displays an observational power, and the budding skills to reproduce those observations, that are well beyond her years. Jack Wittenbrink, our supporting metal and papercut artist from New Orleans thinks she is something of a prodigy because her drawings depict correct anatomical features in proper proportion, while also putting the light of life, curiosity and spirit into the birds she draws. We are happy to have her as a friend, and will continue to feature her work on this website as long as she continues to grace us with more drawings!

A pencil drawing of a screech owl

A pencil drawing of a screech owl by young artist Avery

A pencil drawing of a parrot

A drawing of a parrot by young artist Avery

A pencil drawing of a barn owl in flight

A pencil drawing of a barn owl in flight by young artist Avery

A pencil drawing of a barn owl with a mouse

Barn owl with mouse, by young artist Avery.

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