Glen Helen Raptor Center

The Glen Helen Raptor Center is part of the Glen Helen Association, a non-profit organization. The Raptor Center operates two core programs; education of raptors and their role in Ohio ecosystems, and rehabilitation of injured raptors with the goal of release back to the wild.  



The Raptor Center's mission is to improve the welfare of raptors across Ohio through educating the public about birds of prey, wildlife, and conservation issues, and through the rehabilitation of injured raptors across Southwestern Ohio.  


The Raptor Center offers a wide variety of educational programs, and operates the Miami Valley's only raptor rehabilitation clinic admitting around 200 sick or injured birds of prey yearly.  Through its education and rehabilitation efforts, the Center reaches thousands of people giving them a greater understanding, appreciation, and concern for raptors and other wildlife.

Funding for the Raptor Center is provided through visitor donations, raptor adoptions, and program fees.  Permits are held through the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service and the Ohio Division of Wildlife authorizing the activities of the Center.


Upcoming Programs:

​Raptor Photography -  Take advantage of this unique opportunity to photograph Ohio Native raptors at the Raptor Center.  Educational ambassador raptors will be held on glove or placed on perches for the opportunity to photograph them in all their splendor.  Mark your calendars.  Register HEREApril 18: 9:30-11:00am

Hours of Operation:

Winter: 9am-5pm

Spring & Fall: 9am-6pm

Summer: 9am-7pm


Limited parking for Raptor Center visits only.

Hiker parking available at the Glen Helen main entrance, 405 Corry Street.



Groups of 10+ please schedule a visit

Contact the Raptor Center


Glen Helen Raptor Center

1075 State Route 343

Yellow Springs, Ohio 45387



Rebecca Jaramillo

Raptor Center Director


The Raptor Center is currently accepting applications for the June 2021-May 2022 internship. 


Download position description            Apply here