Meet our Resident Raptor Ambassadors

Although our primary goal is to return birds to their natural habitat, inevitably some of them, due to their injuries, cannot be released. A select few of these birds become permanent residents at BRC. These resident raptors serve as Ambassadors in our education and outreach programs, helping to teach our community’s children and adults about the importance of birds and wildlife in the environment and local ecology.

Photographer Hughes Goodwin

Hughes is a longtime Bird Rescue Center member, generous donor (and former Board Member), dating back to when he dedicated a membership in memory of his late son, Evan. He has traveled the world, photographing wildlife and wild landscapes with a heartfelt eye towards the beauty and fragility of the natural world. Hughes has a special interest in our work at the Center, and over time has created some beautiful portraits of our resident raptor Ambassadors. Hughes has generously offered to give 100% of the proceeds from the sale of this artwork to The Bird Rescue Center. He has also donated several of these raptor portraits, reproduced on a variety of materials such as ceramic tiles and glass, that are now available to members and visitors. To view the entire collection of his incredible photography visit —  Please note: 100% of the proceeds from the sale of any artwork you order will be directed to the Center if you mention the Bird Rescue Center when ordering any of Hughes’ prints.

We are deeply grateful for such generosity and appreciate your support!