Rodney's Raptors

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Educate. Encourage. Excite.
Helping Our Youth Soar!

Home of Dippy's Dream

Rodney's Raptors/Dippy's Dream
P.O. Box 752
Charlotte Court House, VA 23923

"Rodney Stotts' story is a tremendously moving tribute to the power of birds to transform a life. Searingly honest, Bird Brother is a love letter to the avian world from a fiercely dedicated master falconer and tireless conservationist who not only does the work—no matter how unglamorous—but also inspires others to see the beauty of nature and find their place within it."
-- Julia Zarankin, author of "Field Notes from an Unintentional Birder"

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Come out and meet me, and some of the birds!


 (includes viewing, & meet and greet)

  September 12th and 26th, from 12 to 2pm

Matthew Henson Center

2000 Half Street, SW Washington DC

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Learn about the colorful history surrounding the sport of falconry. Meet our hawks and falcons while experiencing what it is like to hold a live bird of prey! Excitement soars with an interactive education program for adults and children of all ages.


An ancient sport, Falconry is the keeping and training of birds of prey. Raptors are birds of prey that include eagles, hawks, owls, osprey and falcons. Injuries are routinely caused by cars, electrical wires, habitat loss and myriad stresses of living among humans.  

Photo by Jen Rynda / Baltimore Sun Media Group of Rodney Stotts poses for a photo with his Harris's Hawk, Agnes, near his home in Laurel on Thursday, April 27, 2017. 

The falconry program is designed to educate and expose youth and other interested groups in raptors. You can learn to make traps, jesses and anklets during our four week class. Certification is available upon completion in the care of animals and entry level vet skills. This is a great way to expose today’s youth to nature and the love of birds.

Through this connection is an inspiring reconnection to self and youth rehabilitation.The Rapture Program introduces youth to new learning experiences and social engagement with peers. The organization integrates environmental education and promotes the social and emotional competence of children through structured recreational activities, positive social engagement, and learning opportunities outside of the classroom.
Rodney's children's book,  
Lost and Found
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