Earthplace Plea: Feed Our Raptors!

On any list of Earthplace highlights, the birds of prey nest near the top.

Brought to the nature center off Stony Brook Road because of injury, they’re cared for and nursed back to health. Each year, thousands of visitors — including many youngsters — marvel at them up close, and appreciate how special each one is.

They can’t survive in the wild, but find sanctuary at the sanctuary.

Unfortunately, Earthplace’s longtime supplier of food is unable to continue donating. The non-profit must raise $14,000 to keep their rescued raptors fed.

Earthplace is personalizing its appeal:

  • $25 feeds Edgar, the raven, for 2 weeks
  • $50 feeds Ladybird, the horned owl, for 2 weeks
  • $100 feeds Talon, the red-tailed hawk, for 1 month
  • $250 feeds Chatty and Cerena, the bald eagles, for 1 month.

Of course, any amount helps. Click here for more information, and click here to contribute directly.


Earthplace owl.

9 responses to “Earthplace Plea: Feed Our Raptors!

  1. Love those raptors, not so much the raven. Live almost around the corner from Earthplace. Thanks for the reminder to visit (though not today) and happy to feed the others.

  2. Tommy Greenwald

    hi dan i tried to donate but you can’t without giving your address and email address (which i don’t want to do), if there is a way to do it online without giving that information please let me know

  3. Hi Tommy,

    Sophie here, I am the Director of Development and Marketing at Earthplace. Thank you for wanting to help with a donation! You can email me at or call my direct line on 203-557 8406. Thanks again!

  4. Sharon Paulsen

    I love all the birds (and the bees, LOL) on this precious planet of ours, and if I had the means to make these suggested donations (I loved how Earthplace explained how much is needed to feed each bird, and for how long), I would do so in a millisecond.

    Alas, it’s not in the cards for me at the moment. “Transitionally broke” describes my situation. Hey, it can happen to anyone, anytime, and for any reason. But my empathy for the animals never waivers.

    Maybe someone with some clout and creativity within the townie’s of Westport can put together a little fundraiser of sorts? Just a thought.

    Love this post ♥️♥️♥️

    • Sharon Paulsen

      Oh, and ironically enough, I just tuned in to the end of Sunday’s 60 Minutes program this eve, and the last segment was about raptors, and the folks who participate in their hunting, creating a human-bird cooperation that was frankly beautiful … no words, actually!

    • richard fogel

      very nice post . You are very brave and have a great heart. I suggest that our community make a donation in your name if that is ok. If there is a way our community may assist you perhaps you may contact Dan. I wish you well. Your very nice

      • Sharon Paulsen

        Ah, I am deeply taken by your reply … thank you so much!

        I do not normally share situational issues, but it seems that lately, it’s very necessary for all of us to be honest, in whatever form.

  5. Thanks!