The True Story

of Beauty the Bald Eagle

Meet our Educational Ambassadors

Learning Opportunities

Learn about the collaboration between BOPNW and the Coeur d'Alene Tribe of north Idaho

ABOUT BIRDS OF PREY NORTHWEST

In 2022, Birds of Prey Northwest in northern Idaho begins its 29th year. Over the past year, we rescued and treated the highest number of raptors in our history due to the prolonged episodes of extreme heat in the Pacific Northwest. We rose to the challenge with the help of incredible volunteers, collaborating wildlife agencies, organizations and private citizens, and committed donors.

As we near our 30th year, we continue to promote stewardship and conservation of raptors through educational programs with live birds of prey virtually, onsite at our BOPNW center, at schools, libraries, public events and professional conferences. The true STEM story of our most famous educational bird, Beauty, has been reported worldwide and is told in the children's book Beauty and the Beak: How Science, Technology, and a 3D-Printed Beak Rescued a Bald Eagle, winner of two national STEM book awards.

Our raptor center provides medical treatment and rehabilitation to sick, injured and orphaned birds of prey with the ultimate goal of returning them to the wild. We provide expert evaluation and care in coordination with other raptor centers and wildlife agencies, and train volunteer raptor caregivers. BOPNW is a nonprofit and receives no state or federal wildlife agency funding. We depend on educational program fees, grants and partnerships, book sales, and graciously donated funds and items to care for many species of raptors.