Rodney Paul: Live Raptors
Get up close and personal with live birds of prey from the Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas. Rodney Paul, Director, will bring rehab birds to our September meeting and will talk about their role in the environment and the laws concerning migratory birds.
Raptor Rehab of Central Arkansas provides care and rehabilitation for ill, injured or orphaned birds of prey with the goal of release back into the wild. To date, over 900 birds have been successfully treated and released.
Rodney started the RRCA in 2003. The facility has over 3000 square feet of flight pens that are built to strict specifications. RRCA holds a raptor rehabilitation and education license from the US Fish and Wildlife Services and works closely with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission to recover birds of prey.
Feeding and caring for all of the birds is quite costly. Raptors require a specialized diet, often eating as much one-third of their body weight a day.
"We are a non-profit organization and receive no federal or state funding to help care for our birds. We operate out of love for these creatures, many of which are injured, sick or have fallen victim to human intervention and otherwise would not survive without rehabilitation." - Rodney Paul
Your tax-deductible and greatly appreciated donations go toward care and food for the birds.
RRCA provides outreach programs, with a goal to educate the public about birds of prey. Programs can be tailored for private presentations, birthday parties, corporate functions, churches, state parks, and civic groups. Schedule your event now!