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If you have a bird in need, please call us at 330-591-7300. If we do not answer, please provide your name, number and best time to call you back. Our phones are not answered 24/7 because we are focused on caring for the birds in our facility so please allow us time to get back to you. NOTE: We do not take in waterfowl or mammals. Please refer to the Rescue Contacts page in our Rescue Information section for help with these situations


IMPORTANT: We are a private facility and not open to the public.

We do accept drop-offs; however, they require an appointment and prior authorization because, sometimes, the best option for the bird is not to bring it to us, but to take it to another facility that may be closer or more appropriate for the bird’s need.

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Women looking at Barred Owl

Barred Owl

Medina Raptor Center

Established in 1990, the Medina Raptor Center is now one of Ohio’s leading raptor rehabilitation facilities. We specialize in birds of prey but also work with songbirds, treating hundreds of birds each year. Most come to us with human-involved injuries like motor vehicle collisions, poisoning (often by pesticides) or gunshot wounds. Many are also the result of territory battles with other birds or cat attacks. All birds receive individual attention, appropriate veterinary care, physical therapy, and conditioning or training before we return them to the wild.


Our mission is to rescue, rehabilitate and release displaced, injured, sick or orphaned birds, including endangered and threatened species. The goal, whenever possible, is to return them to their natural habitat. We also believe it is our responsibility to inform and educate the general public on best conservation practices and protection of wild birds and their natural habitats. Ultimately, we want to ensure that humans and wildlife can coexist peacefully and effectively. MRC is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization licensed by both state and federal agencies. We operate solely on the generosity of our donors, supporters and volunteers -- all of whom donate their time, funds and supplies.

How can you help MRC?

American  Kestrel


Want to join us?

If you love birds as much as we do, come be a part of the wonderful and rewarding work we do here at the Medina Raptor Center. We will teach you everything you need to know to help us take care of them and actively participate in their rehabilitation. Our AM and PM shift needs change constantly. If openings don't match with your availability, we will keep your information on hand and reach out when they do!


You must be 18 years of age and be willing to commit to a weekly shift (only one day a week).

If you or someone you know may be interested, please contact our volunteer coordinator for more information.

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