The Raptor Institute is a federally recognized 501(c)3 California non-profit corporation based in San Diego, CA that was founded in 2011. We focus our education and research on raptor species native to California and the desert southwest. It is our goal that through community outreach and education we will help to expose people to the wonders of nature in their local communities. The respect for nature that we foster among our audiences will directly impact their desire to protect local habitat and wildlife in and around their community. For more information please click on the buttons below.