Who we are, what we do, and what we're planning
Here at Middle Tennessee Raptor Center, we are driven by a single goal; to do our part in making the world a better place for all. We are a 501(c)3 Non-Profit Tennessee Corporation created by the Russell family in Tullahoma, Tennessee. We are dedicated to the conservation and preservation of raptors, also known as birds of prey.
MTRC is licensed, permitted, and inspected by both the Tennessee Wildlife Resource Agency and the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. We operate from our private residence currently, and are working towards expanding into a public facility where wildlife lovers of all ages can come and have their own experiences with these amazing birds in a beautiful, Middle Tennessee setting.
Our plans will include an interactive visitors center, walking trails, state-of-the-art raptor enclosures (called mews), daily education programs, a birds-of-prey flying experience area, a primitive camping area for youth groups and scouts, and a level I arboretum of native Tennessee tree species.
See how the Middle Tennessee Raptor Center
is making a difference in the conservation of Birds of Prey
Introducing you to the world of raptors through local educational outreach presentations and programs. Click the link below to learn more.
Providing treatment and care specifically for birds of prey. We are a licensed TWRA Wildlife Rehabilitation facility. Click the link below to learn more.
Ensuring the survival of these amazing animals by licensed and caring staff. Click the link below to see how you can help ensure these birds have a future.
"It would be absolutely useless for any of us to work to save wildlife without working to educate the next generation of conservationists."