Raptor Hallow Sanctuary’s mission is to protect the earth’s biodiversity, and to secure the future of all bird of prey species in their natural habitats. We work to achieve our mission through community engagement, education, and conservation. As humans, we are the only species with the ability to save our planet.
Advance the well-being of wildlife through education to inspire those to take action in conservation.
Started in 2016 by Executive Director, Josh Kuszmaul, Raptor Hallow Sanctuary is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization that focuses on providing lifelong care of Birds of Prey and other animals who cannot be released to the wild. Currently, we have fourteen non-releasable birds of prey. They consist of owls, hawks, vultures, and bald eagles. Also, we have fox, parrots, various reptile species, and many poultry and game bird species. While caring for these magnificent creatures we use them to teach the general public about conservation efforts they can make in their everyday lives that may help preserve the integrity of these animals in the wild.
Raptor Hallow Sanctuary presents outreach programs within the local community that include but aren’t limited to: schools, local community days, scout troops, youth groups, retirement and assisted living homes, and even fundraising events! All of our programming, especially for the school aged children, follow a science-based curriculum. One of our main goals is to inspire young minds to get out and explore nature and take action when it is needed. After all, they are our future generations. Currently, our organization is mostly volunteer run with a few paid staff. We are in a collaboration agreement with Beech Creek Botanical Gardens and Nature Preserve; which allows us to be open year-round.