Local Nest Database

Fill out this form for raptor nests in Wyoming and Eastern Idaho! Send photos to raptors@tetonraptorcenter.org

Help TRC Build a Raptor Nest Database!

We're collecting information from the public on active bird nests in Wyoming and eastern Idaho. These nest sites may be used as foster nests for orphaned or displaced birds. Young birds have the best chance at survival if they are raised by wild parents. Fortunately, raptors and many other birds will adopt young birds if they are placed into their nest and close in age to the other young. The information you provide in the form below could help an orphaned or displaced bird get a second chance at life in the wild!

Photos of the nest and birds are very helpful. Photos can be emailed to raptors@tetonraptorcenter.org with the subject line: nest info photos for database


Note: We will not share the nest information with the public. We will only share it internally and with our partners at the Wyoming Game and Fish Department and Idaho Department of Fish and Game as we work together to release young birds back into the wild. We also recommend that you keep nest information discreet so that the birds can raise their young without too much disturbance.

A Bald Eagle chick in the nest. TRC's research team bands young eagles in the nest in a part of a large genetics study. Photo: TRC staff. 

A Bald Eagle chick in the nest. TRC's research team bands young eagles in the nest in a part of a large genetics study. Photo: TRC staff. 

A family of American Kestrels on-top of their nest box. Photo: Julianne O'Donoghue, TRC Ambassador. Kestrel and Barn Owl nest boxes are a great way to encourage nesting on your property. A raptor family is the BEST pest control. 

A family of American Kestrels on-top of their nest box. Photo: Julianne O'Donoghue, TRC Ambassador. Kestrel and Barn Owl nest boxes are a great way to encourage nesting on your property. A raptor family is the BEST pest control. 

Young raptors will leave the nest before they are able to fly. Though they are vulnerable at this time, it is perfectly normal. The best thing you can do in this case is give the raptor family space and keep an eye on your pets. However, if you're concerned about a young raptor out of the nest, snap a photo and then call TRC right away!

Teton Raptor Center’s Raptor Hotline is 307-203-2551!

Fun Fact: Many raptors will re-use the same nest year-after-year. They add new nest material every spring!

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