Wings and Talons is 501(c)3 non-profit located in Illinois. We are an all-volunteer organization dedicated to protecting these magnificent birds and educating the public about their amazing adaptations and importance to the environment. All proceeds from donations and programs go straight towards providing excellent care, training, and housing for our birds. All of our residents are non-releasable raptors that due to injury or imprinting, are unable to return to their home in the wild.

Licensed rehabilitation centers around the country strive to return every injured bird of prey that comes into their care back into the wild, but some would not be able to survive on their own anymore. Organizations like Wings and Talons are then able to step in and provide a future for these birds as educational ambassadors. Without centers like ours, these raptors would be euthanized.

Every year, Wings and Talons provides hundreds of hours of educational programs for schools, park districts, nature centers, and more. Our birds are housed on park district land, but all costs for the care and maintenance of our birds comes from donations, sales, programs, and grants. We do not receive any government funding.  Your generous donation supports and sustains our mission of raptor education, stewardship, and conservation.


We add new items to our Amazon wishlist frequently. These items comprise enrichment for the birds, tools for their habitats, or to help educate the public.

Items currently on our list include:

  • Boon Grass Countertop Drying for Enrichment
  • Ring Video Doorbell for Bird Viewing
  • Chlorhexidine Solution for Enclosure Maintenance

If you’re interesting in purchasing any of these on our behalf, please visit our Amazon wishlist by clicking the below link.

Our biggest expense is feeding our birds. We spend thousands of dollars every year making sure our birds receive the correct nutrition to remain healthy. These supplies cannot be found in a grocery store. We use to gather the mice, quail, and more we feed our raptors. You can ensure your gift goes directly to the birds by purchasing a gift card on their behalf.


You can also support us every time you shop at Amazon by using Amazon Smile!

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