The Illinois Raptor Center is a 25 acre wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education facility located along the Sangamon River
in Decatur and Macon County, Illinois.   The Illinois Raptor Center has served the people and wildlife of Illinois since 1991.
The Illinois Raptor Center is a 501(c)(3) private nonprofit organization.   Your donations are tax deductible. 
Pictured left to right:  Offices, Nature Center (now handicapped accessible) and the IRC"Jeep Fleet",  the Wildlife Hospital and Staging Building, the Education Pavilion

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Meet the IRC Board of Directors
Chris, Jacques, Jo, Travis & Jane




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5685 W. Hill Road (Office & Education Center)
5695 W. Hill Road  (Wildlife Hospital)
Decatur, IL 62522-9520


The Illinois Raptor Center is NOT open daily for tours.
Please check the public events page for scheduled events.

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Illinois Raptor Center Mission Statement: 

The Purpose of  the Illinois Raptor Center  is  the rehabilitation of orphaned and injured wildlife for their return to the wild; the extension of wildlife and environmental education; to protect threatened and endangered species through education and rehabilitation; to promote humane and responsible treatment of animals; all within the guidelines of local, state and federal laws and regulations.

(PLEASE NOTE:  The Illinois Raptor Center is NOT AFFILIATED w/Northern Illinois Raptor Rehabilitation & Education and
NOT AFFILIATED w/Northern Illinois Raptor Center.)