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Owl Moon Raptor Center
Boyds, Maryland 20841

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Who We Are

Frequent Questions

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  • What wildlife do you help?

    Owl Moon Raptor Center specializes in birds of prey. We admit hawks, eagles, falcons, owls, and vultures from the state of Maryland.

    If you have an injured songbird, reptile or mammal, please check the DNR Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators or Maryland Wildlife Rehabilitators Association to find assistance in your area.

  • Help! I have found an injured bird of prey. What should I do?

    Please contact us at (301) 908-7249.  Our regular hours are 9am-8pm every day. Please leave a message if we do not answer right away as we do regularly check our messages.

    Please do not attempt to contain the bird unless you feel comfortable doing so.  Having gloves, a towel and a box with a towel on the bottom for traction is the best way to contain an injured bird.  We can walk you through how to do it if you are willing.  If you are unsure, we will try to find a volunteer in your area to rescue the bird and transport it to us.

    If you have contained the bird and are willing to take it all or part way to us, that is immensely helpful as we rely on volunteers to rescue and transport injured birds of prey to our center. 

    If you have contained the bird and are waiting on a transporter to pick up the bird to take it to us, please keep it in a warm, dark, dry place.  Please do not provide food and water.  Giving water or feeding the bird can do more harm than good.

  • There is a baby raptor on the ground. Is it injured? What should I do?

    Please call us at (301) 908-7249 and we can advise you on what to do.  Not all babies on the ground are injured, and it may just need some help getting back into the tree.  But call us first and we will walk you through what to do if you find a baby on the ground.

  • Can I take a tour of your facility?

    Unfortunately, no.  Owl Moon Raptor Center takes in injured, sick or orphaned birds of prey so all of our birds are patients who are debilitated and get stressed very easily.  Human interactions are stressful to wildlife and impacts their recovery, so we do not have any birds on display or offer tours.

    However, we do have a festival every year in November that has educational stations and an ability to see various types of raptors up close.  Please check out our Owl Moon festival page for this year's date. 

Our Impact This Year

  • Birds Admitted in 2023

    536

  • Volunteer Hours Rescuing, Rehabilitating, and Releasing in 2023

    10,000

Owl Moon Raptor Center
Owl Moon Raptor Center
Boyds, Maryland 20841
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