International Raptor and Falconry Center

Making the world a better place for raptors through education and science

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The International Raptor and Falconry Center (IRFC) is a non-profit organization that is devoted to the conservation and understanding of raptor species worldwide. Our mission statement is to make the world a better place for raptors through education and science. Our vision is to improve awareness and appreciation of raptors, such as hawks, eagles, falcons and owls by providing a variety of educational programs to the public. We offer falconry experiences and flying excursions using trained raptors in order for the public to not only enjoy these beautiful birds up close but to have a better understanding of the role in our ecosystem as an apex predator.
The ancient culture of Falconry has played a pioneering role in raptor conservation and the Center will conserve that heritage through ethical practices and education. We provide presentations about the history for Falconry and workshops for those who wish to explore the culture for themselves.
Our ultimate vision for the Center is to be specialty conservation and wildlife center with collection of raptor species from all over the world for the public to visit and enjoy. This future would include providing medical care and rehabilitation to injured or sick raptors as well as offering avian medicine internships.

Currently in northern Arizona, there is a lack of opportunities for experiential education that focuses on the natural history raptors. The IRFC provides these services through up-close, in the field experiences where the public can interact with captive raptors. This type of hands-on education is necessary for people to grow and learn about our natural world. By using raptors as environmental ambassadors, the IRFC can help with generating a strong interest in the wildlife and conservation. We provide these programs cost free to Title I schools. For some children, these programs might be the only opportunity to experience wildlife up close.

Address: 1105 E Ponderosa Pkwy #210
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
AZ State Tax Credit Info: No Arizona Tax Credit
Alliance Member?: Yes
Service Areas: Yavapai, Coconino