Montana Raptor Conservation Center (MRCC) is holding an open house for the public this Sunday, August 13. The mission of the MRCC is to improve the welfare of raptors across Montana through rehabilitation of injured birds, community education, and partnerships for raptor conservation and research.
What most people know about them is that MRCC is the place to call if you find an injured raptor. A big part of their work is to rescue raptors in distress. They provide medical care, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to injured birds. When the birds recover, they release them back into the wild.
However, not all of the birds are able to return to their habitat. If they are unreleasable, then MRCC gives them a home for life and long-term care. MRCC Education Birds.
You can meet some of these birds as they become MRCC Education Birds to help inform and educate children and adults about the magnificent raptor and how to help them survive.
To achieve these goals, the MRCC gives educational presentations to schools, businesses, service clubs, and outdoor organizations. They also band birds that are released so they can learn more about them and continue their important research.
There is a list of the educational programs on the website: Montana Raptor Conservation Center.Come visit on Sunday!
Come visit on Sunday!
You can meet the raptors and see them in their brand-new amphitheater. Be sure to catch the special presentation at 3 pm.
There’s a bouncy house for the kids, birdhouse building, face painting, and tours.
Here’s how you get there (directions from the MRCC website):
MRCC is located north of Bozeman, off of Springhill road (about a mile after the Riverside Country Club).
MRCC is behind the Central Valley Fire Department. If you are driving north take a right immediately after the fire department onto a dirt road (Bent Wing Road). If you pass 3 silos you have gone too far. Stay to left on dirt road, once you enter MRCC property through gate, take the first right on to dirt road (follows fence line), please drive slowly. The amphitheater is located at the end of this short dirt road. Guests should park on the side of the road or in the field.