Thanks to a partnership grant from We Energies Foundation, James E. Dutton Foundation, and Antonia Foundation; Hoo's Woods now offers groups and organizations the opportunity to apply for a matching grant to host one of our Educational Programs. 

Applicants can choose among different programs available and must agree to match 50% of the program's fees. For example, a three-bird program may include a hawk, owl or falcon for $300. Qualified applicants chosen for a matching grant would pay only $150. We also offer programs that include a Golden Eagle. (Additional fee may apply for mileage)

 Programs not only feature live birds of prey, but teach audiences about their behaviors, habitats and simple ways to help with conservation efforts. Applicants must be a non-profit or not-for profit organization such as a school, club, library, or center, with the matching grant program specifically aimed at helping schools, student/children's groups, and seniors. This annual program is limited to funds available. To apply, complete the application found here...

We help birds of prey through education, rehabilitation and conservation

PO Box 21 Milton WI 53563 US
+1.6088832795 •

Hoo's Woods, founded in 1998, is a non-profit 501 (C)(3) raptor education and rehabilitation center located near Milton, in Southern Wisconsin.  Our mission is to inform and educate in the schools, scouts, community organizations, and general public regarding wildlife and habitat. To rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey.  

If you would like plans to build a nest box for Kestrels, Screech Owls or Barred Owls, just click on the link

Interested in attending or scheduling a live raptor education program:  Click here to learn more. You may also contact Dianne at 608-883-2795, email at, or download one of our brochures

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Photo by Danny Pickens

Adopt a Raptor Program

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Raptors In-Flight Photo Workshop

Instructed by Photographer Scott Weberpal
Sunday October 8th 9am-12pm

Fee:  $50.00

Spend a morning at Hoo’s Woods Raptor Center located near Whitewater photographing some of our unique and majestic birds of prey at our center.  Hands on instruction and coaching will be given throughout the activity by professional photographer Scott Weberpal. The morning will start with a brief introduction and tour of Hoo’s Woods to learn about our work in rehabilitation and education.  We will then move outdoors where participants will be able to photograph some of our raptors in-flight and several others stationary in natural settings that include  different species of falcons, hawks and owls.  For full details and to register

click here.

Hoo's Woods Raptor Center

 Nest Boxes

P.O. Box 21 Milton WI 53563


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