Hoo's Woods Raptor Center

We help birds of prey through education, rehabilitation and conservation  

P.O. Box 21, Milton WI 53563


Programs and Events 2019

Calendar of Public Programs Summer 2019


Beloit Public Library

Saturday May 18th 2-3pm

Kewaskum Public Library

Tuesday June 18th 1:00 pm

Please check back for updates. Private programs such as schools, clubs are not listed. 

Spring Photography Event Sunday June 2nd


10:00 am - 12:30 pm 

Cost: $65.00 


Location: Fair Meadows Natural Area, 11305 Vogel Rd., Milton WI 

Workshop size is limited, pre-registration required.  https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_s-xclick&hosted_button_id=EJYV9ZJNMJZV6  You will receive a confirmation within 48 hours.  Participants are required to have a digital camera. Bring other photography gear such as telephoto lenses, flashes, and a large memory card with plenty of room to store your photographs. **Participants will not be handling birds and class is limited to registered participants only.** 

Participants will be able to photograph several of our education birds in natural settings, which will include our immature bald eagle, spectacled owl and several other raptor species. Fair Meadows, is a State Natural Area owned by Gary and Penny Shackelford of Milton. Their property has diverse habitats, including mesic prairies, oak-hickory woodlands, sedge meadows, and open marsh. Their mission is to maintain and enhance these natural communities to promote the greatest possible biological diversity. Participants are welcome to join Gary and Penny for a guided tour of their property. Professional wildlife photographer, Tracey Leeder, will be available to offer tips and tricks throughout the session.

Please note birds will be wearing the required equipment, anklets and jesses for their safety. **This event is dependent on suitable weather conditions for the birds.**

In the event the class is cancelled due to bad weather, participants will receive a full refund. If you have any questions, please email me at falco5@ticon.net or call 608-883-2795. 

Our next photo opportunity will be this fall, (TBD) Proceeds to benefit the birds in our care. We hope you will join us! 

"Hush" Barn Owl

Our Mission

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 through the schools, scouts, community organizations, and general public regarding wildlife and habitat. We rescue and rehabilitate birds of prey.    


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 falco5@ticon.net, or download one of our brochures. 

Our Sponsors

Thank you to the following foundations and corporations for their support! 

Vitech Int'l, We Energies Foundation, Antonia Foundation, Handy Art, Tallgrass Prairies, Inc., American Family Colleen Frentzel Agency, Natural Resources Foundation of Wisconsin, Ecolab Foundation, MGE Foundation , Blackhawk Community Credit Union, Shackelford Family Foundation

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We are dedicated to the rehabilitation, education and conservation of birds of prey. Your donation matters. 

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