An Arizona-based Raptor Rescue

Our Mission:  Wild At Heart is a rescue, rehabilitation and release center for birds of prey.  Its primary purpose is to rescue injured owls, hawks, falcons and eagles; rehabilitate them; and, ultimately, release them back into the wild.  Its guiding mission is to do what is in the best interest of these magnificent birds.

Wild At Heart is a non-profit 501(c)3 organization. We, and our birds, are volunteer and donation supported.

At Wild At Heart we do all the following:

  • Rescue, rehabilitate, and release birds of prey which have been injured or orphaned.
  • Relocate displaced burrowing owls.
  • Manage species recovery programs.
  • Manage habitat enhancement projects.
  • Provide educational presentations.

May 2015 Newsletter!

Seasonal Update



We are here to provide expert advice and assistance. We can even send a volunteer to pick up the injured bird for quick delivery to our clinic.

nature educationEDUCATION PROGRAMS

A focus is to educate the community on wildlife conservation and preservation.  Educational raptors are taken to schools and other events to raise awareness of the importance of our wildlife.

get involvedGET INVOLVED

Become one of our many volunteers or, donate to help support these birds. Wild At Heart is an all-volunteer and donation supported, non-profit organization.

Upcoming Events

March to mid-May
Arizona Trail Hike

Arizona Trail Hike

Friday Feathered Fact (01 May 2015)

Friday Feathered Fact
A Barn Owl family is somewhat unique by having many (up to a dozen) nestlings that range dramatically in size from a 2-inch new-hatch to a sibling 10 inches tall. This occurs because the Barn Owl immediately sits on the first egg while adding a new egg each day. A two-week size difference between the first and the last sibling can be remarkable. In sharp contrast, a female quail lays eggs over many days but does not start incubating until all have been laid. This delay tactic helps to synchronize the hatching of the chicks at the same time. The peeping of one quail chick inside the egg stimulates all chicks to begin peeping and hatching at the same time. Once hatched and dried out, the entire family leaves the nest, leaving behind the scent of freshly hatched eggshells that would attract predators. A slow-hatching chick not synchronized with the rest of the eggs is at risk of being left behind.

Barn Owl Nestlings

AZ Trail: 01 May 2015

Our intrepid hikers and their mascot, Widget, are nearing their destination.  They are 680 miles into their journey and should finish in a few days.  Having just completed the crossing of the Grand Canyon, our team is headed towards the Vermilion Cliffs, home of the California Condor nesting project.

As one can imagine, this hiking demands a high calorie intake.  Take a look at a hiking lunch in this photo!