Sponsorship

A Sponsorship Directly Benefits the Protection of Birds of Prey. Here you can find out how we work to ensure the best possible care for our protégés.

The German Raptor Research Center maintains a care and release station at Guttenberg Castle for birds of prey and owls in distress. It is not uncommon for a maximum of 15 animals per week to receive expert treatment and falconry experience. After possible injuries, illnesses and causes have been clarified for the grasps and owls in need of help, the vet will operate on complicated fractures or administer medicines, for example. Until their complete recovery, the patients receive the best accommodation and care at the German Raptor Center at Guttenberg Castle.

Found young birds are raised in a species-appropriate and elaborate manner: Up to twelve times a day we prepare fresh food by hand and feed the young until late at night if necessary. When the little ones are ready to fly after weeks of intensive care, they are prepared for being released into the wild.

The care and reception centre of the German Raptor Center at Guttenberg Castle is privately financed, however, state authorities support individual projects. Your donations are important to ensure the permanent operation of the station!

Sponsorship for One Year

Already starting from a monthly rate of 10.00 € you can take over a sponsorship. The amount for the respective sponsorship is calculated from the average costs incurred per bird species. It is used for a specific purpose and is therefore tax-deductible. You will receive a donation receipt and, much nicer, a sponsorship certificate as well as an annual admission ticket for the duration of the sponsorship. This allows you to visit your protégé regularly during regular opening hours.

Little Owl, Common Barn Owl

The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 10,- € and per year: 120, – €.

Eurasian Hobby, Lanner Falcon, Tawny Owl

The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 20,- € and per year: 240,- €.

Harris Hawk, Saker Falcon, Spotted Eagle-Owl, Rough-legged Buzzard

The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 25,- € and per year: 300,- €.

Red kite, Ural owl

The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey or owls costs 40,- € per month and 480,- € per year.

Eurasian Eagle-Owl, Snowy Owl, Great Grey Owl, Virginia Owl

The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 45,- € and per year: 540, – €.

Striated Caracara, Southern Caracara, Long-ledged Buzzard, Steppe Eagle

The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 50,- € and per year: 600, – €.

African African Fish Eagle

“The Voice of Africa” – a non-European representative of the eight species of sea eagles found worldwide.
The sponsorship for one of these eagles costs 55,- € per month and 650,- € per year.

Bald Eagle

Largest eagle species of America and American coat of arms bird.
The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 55,- € and per year: 660, – €.

Eurasian White-tailed Sea-Eagle

The largest European eagle species. German heraldic bird – once threatened with extinction.
The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 55,- € and per year: 660,- €.

Golden Eagle, Imperial Eagle

Two other European eagle species. The population is endangered and is regionally stabilized by targeted releases.
The sponsorship for one of these eagles costs 55,- € per month and 650,- € per year.

Eurasian Griffon Vulture, Rüppell‘s Vulture, Cinereous Vulture, King Vulture

Four representatives of the classical Old World Vultures or New World Vulture (King Vulture).
The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 60,- € and per year: 720, – €.

Bearded Vulture, Steller‘s Sea-Eagle

Two large birds of prey rare in the wild.
The sponsorship for one of these birds of prey costs per month: 80,- € and per year: 960, – €.