Owl Moon Raptor Center

Owl Moon Raptor Center is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey. Our mission is to rescue and rehabilitate injured, sick, and orphaned birds of prey and return them to the wild in sound, athletic condition; and to educate the public about raptors in the process. We are a non profit 501(c)(3) located in Boyds, Maryland.

Suzanne Shoemaker with Victor. Photograph by Jan Lewandrowski


Founded in 2002, Owl Moon Raptor Center is a state and federally licensed wildlife rehabilitation center specializing in birds of prey. We have been a licensed non-profit organization since 2014. Owl Moon is located in Boyds, Maryland at the home of its primary operator, Suzanne Shoemaker, and serves Montgomery and neighboring counties. Owl Moon cooperates with … Continue reading About

The "Langston Trio" warm up while plans are made to return them reunite them with their parents.


Owl Moon Raptor Center is pleased to accept monetary and supply donations. We are a registered 501(c)(3) and all donations are tax deductible. Make your tax deductible donation online or mail a check to:  (Payable to) Suzanne Shoemaker Owl Moon Raptor Center 20201 Bucklogde Rd Boyds, MD 20841   Thank You Gifts Donations of $30 or more will receive … Continue reading Donate

Bode sits patiently on Anisa's fist. Photo by Suzanne Shoemaker

Get Involved

There are many ways to get involved with Owl Moon from volunteering, to providing transport services, to offering professional skills and expertise. Contact us to find out how you can help.

Abby and Charlene test out their final product. Photograph by Pamm Shankman.


Owl Moon offers educational programs for children and adults on a per request basis. Programs are available to groups of ten or more participants. Youth groups must be accompanied by at least two adult chaperones.The recommended donation for educational programs is $20 per person. Activities may include: Educational presentation Constructing nest baskets Building nest boxes Building perches Due … Continue reading Education


Contact Us

Phone: 301-353-8947 Address: 20201 Bucklodge Rd, Boyds, MD 20841

Cleopatra. Photograph by Liz Falvo.


Read about our success in returning orphaned and injured birds to the wild. Watch videos of releases and flight rehabilitation.