The Cable Natural History Museum began The Raptor Project in 2011 with our first live animal ambassador, a red-tailed hawk. In 2014, three birds moved into newly-constructed mews (raptor enclosures) in the Museum’s backyard. The birds have since met thousands of visitors to help connect our community to Northwoods wildlife.

  • Attend a free “Talon Talk” raptor program at the Museum.  Check our calendar to find the next scheduled program.
  • Have the birds (and reptiles and amphibians) come to YOU! We can visit your school, camp, or community group with our Wildlife Outreach Programs.
Adopt a raptor packet

Take a raptor under your wing through the Adopt-A-Raptor program. Your donation will help us provide the food, housing, and medical care the birds need. In return, you will receive a packet including a certificate, photos, and fact sheets about the bird.

Carson in the sun

Follow weekly updates about our birds, other live animals, and their daily care on the News from the Mews blog!

  • Red-tailed Hawk, Carson

  • American Kestrel, “Aldo”

  • Great Horned Owl, “Theo”

  • Naturalist Haley and Carson

  • Collections Assistant Jayme Morey with Theo

  • Raptor Volunteer Larry Baldus with Aldo

  • Theo, Great Horned owl, raptor program