The West Virginia Raptor Rehabilitation Center (WVRRC), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that was founded in 1983 for the purpose of rehabilitating and releasing injured and orphaned birds of prey in West Virginia. Every year the WVRRC cares for more than sixty birds of prey that have been injured by collisions with vehicles, shot or otherwise injured illegally, or orphaned by storms or encroachment. Treatment and rehabilitation for many of these birds of prey often takes weeks or even months. In addition to rehabilitating eagles, owls, hawks and other raptors for eventual releasae, the WVRRC also conducts education classes to more than 10,000 people annually throughout the State of West Virginia. Our group cares for a number of education birds that are not releasable, including Red Tail Hawks, owls, and a Bald Eagle named Thunder.