"Free to Fly Again." The
Adopt-A-Bird Program enables people like you to help hawks, eagles, owls,
falcons and vultures return to the wild, the first goal of the WVRRC.
These wild creatures, birds of prey, are very valuable to us as humans
for different reasons. They sometimes show us when the environment is
in trouble. For instance, it was the peregrine falcons, ospreys and bald
eagles that first showed us the effects of the pesticide DDT. Raptors
also maintain an ecological balance in nature by helping to keep rodent
and insect populations in check. We can appreciate and admire the majestic
beauty of these birds as a bald eagle is seen flying over a river, swooping
down for a fish or an American kestrel hovering over a field, a fierce
hunter in his own right. The Adopt-A-Bird program not only allows you
to contribute to the preservation of raptors but your financial assistance
makes certain that WVRRC goals are fulfilled.
Options. There are three types
of adopters in our program: Caretaker, Steward and Parent. All donors
receive a personalized adoption certificate and the WVRRC quarterly newsletter.
In addition, a Steward receives a photograph and a caretaker is entitled
to a personalized photograph of the individual bird.
Here's How. If you would like to adopt
a bird of prey for release back into the wild, please print the form below,
fill it out and return it with your check or money order made payable
2290 Bunner Ridge Road
Fairmont, WV 26554
Adopt-A-Bird Form (PDF)