Sigrid Noll Ueblacker created one of the finest raptor rehabilitation facilities in the United States. Over her 30 years of stewardship, she grew an organization, moved it from her backyard to a large compound where, with the help of many volunteers, large enclosures were built to house recuperating birds. Every space, every action, most of her time was devoted to the thoughtful, perceptive, compassionate care of the birds that came into her hands – more than 10,000 injured or orphaned hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons. An average of 60 percent were successfully rehabilitated and returned to freedom in the wild.
In Oct of 2009, Sigrid left this life. Her soul flew free, her memory lives in our hearts. These pages are a small part of her legacy to us, maintained by her daughter, with hope that they may continue to be helpful or enjoyed by those of you who love birds like she did. We hope they will continue inform those who wish to help injured wildlife. We hope you will find here many ways you can improve the lives of captive birds everywhere.
The greater part of Sigrid’s legacy, the birds released and their offspring, hunt the fields we have left to them, and raise broods of their own in the secret wooded places people rarely visit. Sometimes we see them riding the wind high above us, breathtakingly fierce and lovely.
The organization mission remains:
treating injured and orphaned wildlife, primarily raptors, such as eagles, hawks, falcons
and owls and return healthy members of the breeding population to their natural habitat;
fostering compassion for wildlife in distress and teach new generations through mentorships, internships, lectures, and volunteer programs;
working to continuously improve the quality of care and housing of captive raptors everywhere through education; observation, invention and exemplary ethics in their treatment and husbandry.
seeking protection for raptors in the wild through education, invention and intervention.