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Raptor Rendezvous 2016

It’s time once again to for Raptor Rendezvous, a chance to come together to celebrate the beauty of birds of prey!

Besides the opportunity to see beautiful raptors and other wildlife, attendees will enjoy refreshments and bid on a wide variety of silent auction items. All proceeds from the event will go to support Indiana Raptor Center’s mission of caring for injured and orphaned birds of prey and educating the public about the value of these magnificent animals.

Raptor Rendezvous fundraiser

Date: November 13, 2016
Time: 1:00pm to 4:30pm
Location: Abe Martin Lodge in Brown County State Park

Tickets are $30 per person. To purchase your ticket, please call 812-988-8990. Tickets are selling quickly and we only have a few left!

Raptor Rendezvous 2015

Please join us for the 2015 Raptor Rendezvous, the annual fundraiser for the Indiana Raptor Center Inc., to be held on September 12th at the Abe Martin Lodge in beautiful Brown County State Park.

The night’s itinerary is as follows:

  • Doors open at 5 PM for drinks, hors deouvres, shopping and silent auction bidding
  • Announcements at 5:45 PM
  • Dinner buffet from 6 PM -7 PM
  • Dinner accompanied by the Rusty Musket band (celtic/folk); silent auction bidding and shopping continues
  • Break 7 PM – 7:15 PM – end of silent auction bidding
  • Bird program from 7:15 PM -8:45 PM
  • Closing remarks 8:45 PM – 9 PM
  • 9 PM – auction sales and shopping; coffee – photo sessions with birds and handlers

Admission to the park will be free for this event.  Silent auction items will be provided by artists and merchants from the Brown County/Bloomington area.  You mustt be present to win auction items.

We will have presenters from 4-5 raptor rehabilitation and education centers, with 10-12 species of birds and a very special guest.

Tickets are $35 and can be purchased by sending a check to Indiana Raptor Center, PO Box 1153, Nashville IN, 47448.  Tickets can also be purchased using a credit card by calling 812-988-8990.  Tickets will go out a few days after payment received; late purchases may be picked up at the door.

There may be tickets available at the door, but don’t count on it!  Order early to insure success!!!

Thanks in advance for your patronage, which supports both our permanent and patient populations.  Patient numbers are up this year due to the number of baby and juvenile raptors displaced by Indiana’s wet and stormy spring and summer.  Please help us care for them and the balance of wildlife in Indiana, as well as for our almost 30 education ambassadors, exhibit, falconry and foster parent birds that support our public education and raptor rearing efforts.

Besides – the Rendezvous is just plain FUN!!

A new year and a new van!

Side view of the Indiana Raptor Center van

A side view of the new Indiana Raptor Center van.

Indiana Raptor Center recently acquired a new van specifically for use by our organization. Until now, all transport for rescue, programming, and other business was carried out using the private vehicles of volunteers and board members. Some “vehicle volunteering” will continue especially in the case of rescues, as we have volunteers living all over southern and central Indiana who pick up birds for us in their local areas and bring them to the center. The new van will be used for program transportation, rescues within a 1 hour range, and other official business such as classes, meetings, and supply runs.

The van was purchased through a very generous $18,000 grant donation from the Brown County Community Foundation plus a gift from a private donor, and a small amount from the Indiana Raptor Center’s operating funds. The van was purchased in October 2014 from Terry Lee Honda, and was a 2012 Honda Odyssey LX with 44,000 miles on it. Thanks to all donors, including Terry Lee Honda for giving us a good discount on the vehicle!

Bird decals on the InRC van

A host of raptors looks out from the window of our new van.


Indiana Raptor Center logo decal

A decal of the InRC logo on the side of the new van.

Once we had the van, it needed to be branded, not only for identification purposes, but also to let people know that we exist and how to contact us, plus to raise some awareness and get people thinking about the value of birds of prey as we go around the state, and even out of state on occasion. The photos show the work donated by one of our donor/supporter companies, Cardinal Visual Solutions/Cardinal Manufacturing located in the Broad Ripple district of Indianapolis. The van displays our name, location and phone number; logos of our supporting groups that made the van possible, and photos of some of our resident birds.

Brown County Community fund decal

A generous grant from the Brown County Community fund made this van possible.


InRC URL decal

Follow our van to our new website!


Cardinal Manufacturing logo decal

Cardinal Visual Solutions was a huge help in branding our van.

We think that Cardinal did a great job, and thank them, along with Brown County Community Foundation and our other sponsors, for their generosity!