Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue is a 501(C)(3) non-profit organization that serves the purpose of rescuing and releasing our injured or orphaned Florida Native birds back into their natural environment. We are driven to help preserve our native birds and are dedicated to conservation education. We serve the greater Tampa Bay area, including Pinellas, Pasco, Hillsborough counties and the surrounding areas.
We are an organization of volunteers and a network of licensed rehabilitators that serves the public need for bird/avian rescue in the Tampa Bay area and beyond. Members of this organization are committed to the best practices and work with federally and state permitted rehabilitation centers that adhere to the best national standards. We work with several independent veterinary partners as well as Busch Gardens. Additionally, we work with several Animal Emergency Clinics. This organization operates solely on donations from the public.
Our shared goal is to rescue, repair, rehabilitate and release wild birds of prey. In some individual cases birds that are not releasable can be placed permanently in educational programs as avian ambassadors.
President, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue
Pinellas-Pasco County EagleWatch Coordinator, VP of Clearwater Audubon, Board of Directors Audubon Florida, Federal sub-permittee of Penny Boehm, Permitted FWC transporter, permitted for Osprey nest relocation.
Vice President, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue
Federally permitted to rehabilitate Migratory Birds, State Permitted to rehabilitate wildlife, Permitted FWC wildlife transporter, FWC facilitator for Project Wild, Flying Wild and Aquatic Wild, Colony Watch and Jay Watch Volunteer, Hillsborough County EagleWatch Coordinator, 2nd VP of Tampa Audubon. When she is not out rescuing or caring for birds, Nancy spends her time working to build a center in the Tampa Bay Area to rehabilitate injured and sick birds of prey.
Director, Tampa Bay Raptor Rescue
Reinier recently joined our Board of Directors. He will be providing guidance and direction in everything we do. He has a wealth of rescue experience and is a wonderful graphic artist and we are fortunate to have him on our team.