Raptor Advocacy, Rehabilitation, and Education
The RARE Group is a local non-profit group dedicated to the rehabilitation and conservation of birds of prey in the area as well as the occasional song bird or waterfowl. Made up completely of volunteers the clinic sees well over 150 birds a year and that number is growing as the need increases and more people know about the organization. Founded in 2015, The R.A.R.E Group has seen many different species from a small baby sparrow to a migrating Snowy Owl! Everyday around the clinic is an adventure and there is never a dull moment, stay up to date with the latest happenings on our BLOG. If you are interested in helping out and getting involved please feel free to look around the site; check out our wishlist, donate or fill out a volunteer application.
Meet Our Education Birds
Education is the best way to protect our feathered friends. Learning about the impact humans can have on wildlife as well as the role wildlife and humans play, will enable better land stewardship practices in Iowa and beyond. We have a few friends that help us out when it is comes to teaching.
Taking care of injured and sick birds is no easy task. The R.A.R.E group is run solely by Volunteers and is non-profit meaning all the money and equipment used to run the clinic is through donations and grants. If this is an area that interests you there are MANY ways to help out, and all of it is appreciated.