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

Friday Feathered Fact (29 May 2015)

Friday Feathered Fact
Spring migration has nearly finished which includes not only the familiar song birds but, many of our raptors. Some, such as the Swainson’s Hawk, travel a one-way journey of 6,000 miles between wintering in Argentina and nesting in Canada. Another long distant migrant, the Peregrine Falcon, has the greatest migration of any raptor, traveling over 9,000 miles from the northern edge of the arctic to the southern parts of South America. The tiny Elf Owl, barely over five inches tall, will travel over 800 miles from its wintering grounds in central and southern Mexico to as far north as Arizona to start a new family. And, the small Flammulated Owl (barely six inches tall) will fly over 2,200 miles from central Mexico to Canada.

Flammulated OwlElf OwlSwainson's Hawk

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!