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The Delaware Valley Raptor Center, located in Milford, PA, is a private, not-for-profit, tax-exempt organization dedicated to the conservation of birds of prey (hawks, eagles, owls, falcons, and vultures). Our goals are to provide professional care for our active and retired education birds as well as our retired foster parents who, like our education birds, were irreparably injured and have called DVRC their home, most of them for years and some even decades. We also strive to foster a greater appreciation and respect for all wildlife through public education programs.

You can learn more about raptors on various pages of this site including Featured Articles from past DVRC Journal issues, our magazine that was produced for over 30 years.

To have a close encounter with some of our Birds of Prey be sure to check out our Upcoming Public Raptor Programs. Or become a Member and take a tour of one of our sites.

DVRC receives no federal or state funding. Primary funding for the center comes from education programs and member donations. The center also has an adoption program.

DVRC Membership Application and DVRC Adoption Program Application are available online!


DVRC History

In 1980 Bill and Stephanie Streeter became licensed wildlife rehabilitators. In 1987, they incorporated the Delaware Valley Raptor Center in Milford, PA. For the next 32+ years, DVRC took in and rehabilitated injured, orphaned and ill raptors and most of those were released successfully back to the wild.

January 1, 2020 saw the end of the center's rehabilitation efforts due to personal reasons. A heartbreaking decision had to be made as the staff is no longer able to provide the time and physical expenditures needed to provide quality care. We still provide care for our long term residents as well as offer scheduled education programs.

Holding a rescued Bald Eagle xraying a Great Horned Owl
Holding a rescued Bald Eagle           X-raying a Great Horned Owl


Indoor facilities include two isolation areas with several treatment cases of varying sizes that are now used for our geriatric smaller birds to overwinter indoors. Our clinic includes digital x-ray, lab for blood and fecal sample analysis and will be maintained as needed to care for our resident birds in case of illness.
Outdoor facilities

Outdoor facilities

Outdoor facilities

Our outdoor facilities include patient housing of 12 chambers approximately 8 x 10 feet for temporarily or permanently compromised birds. Twenty-one flight chambers vary in size from 12 x 12 to 20 x 60 feet with most of them being 20 feet or more long. We have a cleared field of approximately 2 acres adjacent to the center used for flight training and conditioning in preparing birds for release.





Staff

Our staff consisted of 3 state and federally licensed rehabilitators and educators who had staffed the center 24 hours a day, 7 days a week and performed all lab work, drug doses, external immobilization of fractures, x-rays, medicating, and day to day care of patients. The staff now consists of two of the previous people who now arrange their schedule around programs, office hours, and caring for our resident birds. Surgical fixation of fractures were performed by veterinarians at Fredon Animal Hospital in Fredon, NJ.

Check out our Staff Bios.





Contact Us

Send membership, adoption, and public education program inquiries to:

Delaware Valley Raptor Center
416 Cummins Hill Road
Milford, PA 18337

Email us at dvraptors@yahoo.com

If you find an injured, sick or orphaned bird of prey,
click here.

Embossed eagle background image on home page created by Nan.
Web site design created and maintained by Joe.
Contents gathered or written by and site maintained by Jan.

Please notify us of any broken links or errors at dvraptors@yahoo.com





Copyright Information

The contents of the entire site are the copyrighted material of DVRC. Illustrations are also copyrighted by the artist and can be used only with permission from the artist. Articles may be used for your personal use, or reproduced provided that credit is given to the author and to the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, Milford, PA. Any other use requires the permission of DVRC.

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