UPDATE 2/23/21 - Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are making changes to our presentations to make it safe for our handlers to once again facilitate programs.
We are now accepting reservations for 2021 programs. Programs will be outdoors and available starting April 1, 2021. To reserve your program, please email us and we will send you an event request form. Email us at: education @ sarveywildlife.org
We will be watching our state guidelines for public gathering sizes and updating accordingly. Please be aware we will only be hosting OUTDOOR programs at this time. Therefore, if you need to accommodate a larger group and wish to host multiple back to back programs, we can pro-rate the cost and work with you to make your educational event a success.
Part of our mission is to help educate the public about our native wildlife. Our center is home for some non-releasable raptors and they provide a unique opportunity to learn about the wildlife in the Puget Sound. Our educational team is available for school presentations, educational events, and festivals.
Raptors In Your Backyard - 40 minutes featuring a minimum of 3 birds of prey $250
Raptors 101 - 30 minutes featuring 1 bird of prey $125
Note: $50 travel fee is added if the location is more than 30 miles from Arlington, WA. Checks are preferable when booking a presentation. If a credit card is used, we will add a 5% processing fee.
Sarvey Wildlife's Educational Raptors
All of the birds of prey shown here are permanent residents at the center. While our mission is Rescue, Rehabilitate, Release - sometimes birds are not suitable for release. Discussions and decisions are made in cooperation with USFWS (United States Fish and Wildlife Service) and if it is determined that a bird could become part of a glove-trained or static display, these birds may be placed with our facility or another similar program elsewhere in the country. Meet the feathered members of Sarvey's Educational Team and learn a bit more why they are here and when they came to us.
Note: Our Raptor Program Coordinator works with our team of volunteer handlers, so their availability and the temperament of each bird on the day of a presentation is a factor in the decision as to which birds will be shared.
Freedom - a Bald Eagle arrived at Sarvey in 1998. Permanent wing damage left her unable to fly.
Cetan - a Red Tailed hawk has been at Sarvey since 1995. A permanently damaged wing was amputated and she cannot fly.
Ista - a Peregrine falcon was transferred to Sarvey in 2004 by a raptor center in California. Due to psychological damage she is unable to hunt and is imprinted.
Canowicakte - a Great Horned owl arrived at Sarvey in 1997. She has a damaged wing and is non-releasable.
Aura - a Turkey vulture who came to Sarvey as a juvenile in 2011. She had a follicle condition that never improved and is unable to grow the feathers necessary to sustain flight. She is smart and curious and especially loves the morning sunrises that hit her enclosure.
All of the migratory birds and eagles housed at Sarvey Wildlife Care Center (SWCC) are used with permission and under strict compliance of the permits granted to us by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS).