Raptor Conservancy of Virginia
RCV is an all-volunteer 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to rehabilitation & release of native Virginia raptors, & education of the public about raptors.
The Raptor Conservancy of Virginia (RCV) is an all-volunteer non-profit organization located in Falls Church, Virginia, dedicated to the rehabilitation and release to the wild of injured, ill or orphaned native Virginia birds of prey (raptors), education of the public about raptors and preservation of their habitat, and endeavoring to increase the wild population of endangered and threatened raptors.
Injured, ill and orphaned raptors from northeastern Virginia, the District of Columbia, and southern Maryland are brought to the Raptor Conservancy of Virginia (RCV) by concerned citizens and trained transport volunteers. These birds are carefully evaluated by experienced rehabilitators and a veterinarian (who is kind enough to donate his time and who has been doing raptor surgeries for over 25 years and is available 24-7), treated and cared for by trained volunteers, and if possible released back into the wild when they are ready.
Volunteers also care for the RCV’s educational ambassador birds. Education birds that reside permanently at RCV have injuries or problems that cannot be repaired or healed, and which prevent the bird from being able to survive in the wild on its own. These birds are trained and assist the RCV in its efforts to educate the public about raptors, their habitat, and living with our native wildlife.