Raptor Rehab Center under development...
Target Opening:
July 2020!

Please support our efforts!

Raptor Rehab Center under development...
Target Opening:
July 2020!

Please support our efforts!

Raptor Rehab Center under development...
Target Opening:
July 2020!

Please support our efforts!

Maryland Raptor Conservation Center. Rescue. Rehabilitate. Release. Research. Educate.
Injured raptor? Call Owl Moon Raptor Center: 301-353-8947
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Growing up in Round Hill in rural Loudoun County, Virginia, population ~450, near the Blue Ridge mountains, Heather developed an appreciation and passion for wildlife and nature at an early age.

Her father was a research veterinarian; her mother was an artist, a stay-at-home mother, and passed on her own appreciation of nature, as well as her green thumb, to Heather.

The youngest of 5 siblings (3 sisters and a brother), Heather was fond of horseback riding and fishing in her youth, spending every possible moment outdoors. A lover of all wildlife, birds have always held particular interest for her, but especially birds of prey. When she saw her first falconry demonstration around the age of 15, it furthered her desire to work with raptors, but various circumstances prevented her from truly pursuing her passion until recently.

She worked at the National Labor Relations Board as an editor from 1987 to 1998, leaving to raise her daughter, Sara. She returned to NLRB in 2010, where she worked as an administrative assistant until quitting in late 2018 to immerse herself in completing her apprenticeship, gaining hands-on experience, and preparing herself for life as an independent full-time raptor rehabilitator .
 
She has done volunteer work at The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia and Tri-State Bird Rescue & Research.
 
Heather is going to be our principal rehabilitator, once she has completed her apprenticeship and obtained the necessary permits.