Yearly archives "2021"

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Indiana Raptor Center Visitation Guidelines for the Remainder of 2021

The Board of Directors at Indiana Raptor Center elected to open the InRC facility for limited tours in 2021. At the time of this update, remaining weeks for our visits include September 1-October 15, and October 30-November 15. To accommodate Covid concerns and to maintain a quality and safe experience for everyone, there are some restrictions we do need to place on these activities as follows:

  1. To respect social distancing recommendations, tours may contain no more than 10 guests, preferably less. Tours of single families are encouraged.
  2. ALL GUESTS MUST WEAR MASKS DURING THE TOURS. Please bring your own or purchase them at the CVS in town (available on a limited basis).
  3. People arriving without masks will be rescheduled.
  4. Please bring your own HAND SANITIZER – we have a limited amount we can share with you but appreciate you bringing your own.
  5. As usual tours are only available BY APPOINTMENT.
  6. Tours cannot include children under the age of 6, and all children must wear masks as well.
  7. Also as usual, the address of the center and other pertinent information will be given out at the time that reservations are made.
  8. There are no public restrooms at the center, but we can recommend locations to you when you call for an appointment.
  9. We reserve the right to reschedule your tour at your convenience in case of inclement weather, or illnesses affecting the tour guides.
  10. The center is, first and foremost, an avian hospital, so we ask that people please use “indoor voices” when touring. Smoking and alcohol are not permitted on the grounds. Children need to be managed by parents; no running or gravel throwing please!
  11. Tours are completely outdoors, and pathways are covered in gravel, so please dress appropriately and wear closed shoes rather than sandals, for your own comfort.
  12. Visitors are not allowed to touch any of the birds. This is a law established by US Fish and Wildlife Services. However, photos are certainly permitted.
    To those who find these rules restrictive, may I point out that the center is not on business property but is located on private property containing the home of two of the board’s officers. We hope you can respect our desire to keep our home covid-free, especially as our family contains members with compromised conditions such as diabetes and cancer survival. We also want to protect YOU from other people who may be on the property at the same time!

Please call for further information and reservations at 812-988-8990.
We appreciate your patience with these rules and decisions and hope that all of you and your friends, families and colleagues can remain healthy and safe during this time of difficulty for people everywhere. May we all be kind to one another in the face of this health threat to the entire world and take seriously all calls for caution and restraint in public interactions.

We continue with our primary mission, to take in injured birds. If that decision changes temporarily, we will notify through the website and a voicemail message at our 812-988-8990 number.


All actions will be taken with staff, volunteers, visitors, off-site audiences, bird finders, and birds in mind.

Very Best Regards,
Patti Reynolds
President/Executive Director