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.


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


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) Owl Moon Raptor Center 20201 Bucklodge Rd Boyds, MD 20841 No Thank You Gifts this year In a normal year, we would be … Continue reading Donate

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.


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

If you’ve found an injured raptor, call us at 301-908-7249.    Our efforts are focused on caring for the raptors in our care during the day, so if you have other topics of interest, please email us at owlmoonrc@gmail.com. Please note that all raptors in our care are injured, sick or orphaned and any human … Continue reading Contact Us


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