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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Bird Sanctuaries

Mission: Raptor House Rehabilitation Centers mission is to preserve the earth’s biological diversity and to secure the future of bird species in their natural environments.  We work to fulfill that mission through education and raptor rehabilitation.

Geographic areas served: Yakima County

Community Stories

11 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

10

Donor

Rating: 5

When I first started out volunteering at the Raptor House I knew next to nothing about the world of birds of prey. However, Marsha Flamm, the Founder, is a patient and kind soul with a passion for birds that I have rarely seen. I've learned more than I ever thought possible and have also gained a sense of awe in the power of these Hawks, Falcons, Owls and other birds of prey. Marsha's Raptor Rehabilitation Center has not only helped me respect and love these birds but she helped me grow in my admiration of the wonders of nature accross the world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I made a visit to the raptor house as one of many stops during my vacation. As a former birds of prey educational speaker, I thought it might be interresting to see the difference between this facility and the one I worked with. Back in 2006 Marsha had only a barn. I've kept in touch & watched her grow over the years. She has really come a long way & with very little to work with. I could just immagine what she could do with all the resources she needs. While there, we toured her facility & she gave me an education on things I didn't even know about. Marsha doesn't just work with wildlife, she lives it. It takes a very special & dedicated person to do what she has done.

8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I found the materaial quite educational and very imforming. In addition to this overall experience, I have learned a great deal about birds of prey and would gladly refer others to this organization. The staff was extremely professional and very knowledgable.

11

Volunteer

Rating: 5

When i first went to the raptor house i was blown away. you are standing 3 feet away from these magnificent bird,so close you ca see the color of they eyes. the staff at the raptor house are vaults of information.I used to think there were just hawks and falcons,boy was i wrong. I learned so much and the staff was so helpful. I decided to start my path as a Falconer And Marsha Flamm has helped make that decision a reality. Thank you Marsha for all you help and the falconry community in Yakima

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I always really enjoy volunteering at Raptor House. It is an incredible organization. Marsha works very hard to give the best possible care to the birds that come in. She puts tons of time into each of the birds and a good amount of what funds Raptor House comes from her own pocket.Marsha has helped a countless number of birds.She also does many programs to help educate the public on raptors. The public really enjoy seeing and learning about these amazing creatures. Not only does she educte the public but you learn a lot volunteering there. I've learned so much from Marsha.

5

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I never cease to be amazed at how much time effort and emotion goes into each and every one of the birds that come to Raptor House. Marsha donates all of her time for free, and she uses her own personal funds as well to keep the Raptor House open. Marsha is always thankful for any help I can give and regularly will give up something she has planned to fit into my busy schedule to bring in a bird that needs attention. Marsha is also an amazingly capable nurse to these birds. She has brought birds that I thought would not make it back to full releasable condition through her attention and care.

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raptor-house- 04/26/2010

All of our volunteers give all that they can to care for the animals primarily raptors a second chance at life. We have two wonderful vets that give 120% percent to the inured, sick and orphaned. Thank you so much. Marsha

5

Board Member

Rating: 5

When Marsha came to this area from out of state she had two things to work with; her experience with raptors and a dream to do educational work. Starting with those two things and very little outside help, she has succeeded in establishing herself as the main raptor re-hab person and the best raptor education source in our Central Washington area. Her sevice to this community is limited to her present level of involvement only because of the limited finances that the Raptor House has been able to generate. There is a far greater demand for rehabilitation work and for educational acivities in our area than what Marsha has been able to satisfy while functioning with the Raptor House budget as it exists at the present time.

5

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have enjoyed working with Marsha Flamm at the Raptor House for nearly 5 years. I am continually amazed at the work, and work ethic for the cause, done there. Ms. Flamm puts her all into the rehabilitation of any and all birds (and sometimes other critters) that come to the center. Her education programs are top notch, both very educational and entertaining, leaving the children with a new respect for and understanding of raptors, and our area wildlife in general. I will continue to volunteer for Raptor House Rehabilitation Center for as long as I am able.

6

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love working with the birds and with Marsha at Raptor House. She does such a terrific job and provides a great service to the community

8

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I help in training non-releasable raptors for educational use. Help with the educational programs, build pens, clean up, pick up injured wildlife.