Raptor Center of Tampa Bay

What’s one way you can help the Raptor Center of Tampa Bay?  You can donate money, time or items!  Being philanthropic and supporting nonprofit causes you care about the most makes you feel good!  When you donate to us you can be sure you are supporting life-changing work for wildlife and people alike.  There are many ways you can help.

We are a 501 (c) 3 or Non-profit corporation. We survive on donations. All donations should go to Raptor Center of Tampa Bay and can be mailed or they may be given to you. Mailing addresses are: 11018 Scott Loop, Riverview, Fl 33569 or PO Box 3638 Brandon, Fl 33509

You can text the word “Raptor” to 77948 and it will return a link to donate. It also allows you to check the box at the bottom to make the donation a monthly recurring donation.

Come to our virtual Holiday Party and Auction

Attend our Live and virtual Holiday Party.  This one, like our Wonders of Wildlife Festival, really hurt not holding.  If you have not come before we typically charge $25.00 for dinner and dessert.  The food is bought, cooked and donated by volunteers so it costs us nothing resulting in a donation of $25.00 per person.

This year we will have natural ornaments you can make to hang outside for the animals. 

Wingspan raffle – something we just can’t figure out how to do on-line!  For this raffle you hold your arms (wings) out and the number of tickets you get is the measurement from wingtip to wingtip. Then to make it more fun, we allow you to buy a large persons wingspan, If you buy your ticket the same time as they buy theirs!  Then you put your ticket in buckets and we draw and ticket and the winner takes home the items.  We will save our raffle items until spring and have them at the festival March 6, 2021 (tentative date).

So this brings us to our auction.  We are in the process of collecting items and photographing them in preparation for a virtual and live auction.  We will hold the silent auction “live”, socially distant from 2:-4:00, at the Raptor Center.  For 24 hours before the event we will feature all of the items up for auction.  You can bid on them at any time.  The event will go live on FaceBook and perhaps Zoom from 2:00 – 4:00 with bids closing at 3:30pm December 5.  If  you attend the event you pay and take your item with you.  If you bid on-line you will pay through PayPal on December 5.  All items should be picked up at the center no later than December 12, 2020.

Raptor Center of Tampa Bay relocating to Riverview

Our mission is to build a wildlife rehabilitation facility in the Tampa Bay area with a focus on birds of prey where we can rescue, treat, and rehabilitate them with a goal of releasing them back into the wild. To provide teaching and guidance to the general public about conservation issues and increase public awareness of wildlife. 

Learn how this all started by watching a video about our rehabilitator, Nancy Murrah. Click on the owl above or here to link now.

 

Who are we?

We are volunteers, a state and federally permitted rehabber, educators and conservation advocates. We are building a raptor rehabilitation facility to serve injured and sick birds of prey found in our area. 

The Raptor Center of Tampa Bay rescues, raises, rehabilitates and releases hundreds of wild native birds annually across central Florida.  In addition, we provide transportation and facilitate solutions for non-bird of prey species; deploy rapid response teams to treat and transport to the best facility for the species; host environmental;/nature education teaching events for the general public, including children’s programs; and work in conjunction with utility companies and other corporations to provide solutions for avian conflicts to reduce mortality.

You can see what we are planning with the center by watching this video:

 

Raptor Center of Tampa Bay

11018 Scott Loop

Riverview, FL 33569

813-205-1851