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Orange County Bird of Prey Center

 25422 TRABUCO ROAD 105-541
 LAKE FOREST, CA 92630
[P] (949) 837-0786
[F] --
www.ocbpc.org
[email protected]
Peggy Chase
FOUNDED: 1987
INCORPORATED: 1993
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Organization DBA OCBPC
Former Names --
Organization received a competitive grant from the community foundation in the past five years No
Employer Identification Number 33-0440942 00000

Summary


Mission StatementMORE »

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center is a volunteer organization dedicated to:
Education: the best long-term solution to prevent and mitigate many of the dangers that raptors face is education
Rehabilitation: treating and rehabilitating injured raptors
Release: returning them to the wild.

Mission Statement

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center is a volunteer organization dedicated to:
Education: the best long-term solution to prevent and mitigate many of the dangers that raptors face is education
Rehabilitation: treating and rehabilitating injured raptors
Release: returning them to the wild.

FinancialsMORE »

Fiscal Year 2019
Projected Expenses $58,000.00
Projected Revenue $77,000.00

ProgramsMORE »

  • Education
  • Rehabilitation and Release

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Overview


Mission Statement

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center is a volunteer organization dedicated to:
Education: the best long-term solution to prevent and mitigate many of the dangers that raptors face is education
Rehabilitation: treating and rehabilitating injured raptors
Release: returning them to the wild.

Background Statement

What we do:

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center houses wild birds of prey that the concerned public and Federal, State, and County personnel bring to the center. During rehabilitation, a team of veterinarians and technicians at Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital examine, diagnose, and treat injured raptors, performing treatments such as medication, X-rays, surgery, and physical therapy.
OCBPC believes most raptor injuries are prevented through education.
We involve thousands of people each year, with programs including non-releasable raptors at schools, civic groups, county and state parks, nature exhibits and television programs.
The public participates in the release of these birds into the wild through our sponsorship program.
Technology (website and social media) facilitates the education of a larger population of individuals about raptors.
Our education ambassadors and their volunteer handlers participate in over 100 education presentations a year. 
 
History:
OCBPC started in the 1980’s in a covered tennis court in a Yorba Linda backyard. In 1990, we moved to a backyard in Lake Forest to be closer to our veterinarians. 2005 saw us in our new temporary home at Rancho Las Lomas. Recently, we signed a long-term lease with Orange County Parks to develop a state of the art facility that will be open for public presentations.

 


Impact Statement

OCBPC Accomplishments
Since the inception of the Orange County Bird of Prey Center, we have successfully rehabilitated and returned thousands of owls, hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures to their habitat in Orange County California.
Our volunteers educate over 10,000 individuals each year about the integral role raptors play in the balance of nature. Our successful sponsorship program shows the desire of these individuals to coexist and give back to their local environment.
 
OCBPC goals for 2018-19:
Complete our Phase 1 Capital Campaign
Our Education Ambassador cages are being fabricated and installed first quarter of 2019! 
Build Phase 1 of new facility
Continue our public education and rehabilitate raptors 

Needs Statement

1. New Facility Capital Campaign. Recently, Orange County Parks approved a long-term lease with the Orange County Bird of Prey Center to build a permanent facility for rehabilitation and education. Phase One provides enclosures for temporarily housing wild, releasable birds undergoing rehabilitation as well as permanent housing for non-releasable education ambassadors. Enclosures adhere to strict federal and state requirements that protect raptors in captivity. We will provide housing for approximately 250 birds at any time. Phase One will also include the necessary support facilities. $400,000
2. On-going costs for rehabilitation. Due to a change in CA poultry housing law in 2015, feeding costs nearly doubled. $32,000

CEO Statement

The Orange County Bird of Prey Center is at an exciting crossroads as we plan and build our new facility! Never before, have we had the ability to care for all needy raptors in the County. The new facility will provide larger enclosures for their rehabilitation, leading to faster recoveries.
Expanding on our existing education program, by having a publicly-accessible facility, we will be able to reach more Orange County residents and visitors.
By partnering with us, you help to keep these educational opportunities affordable for our local schools, while also providing support to the rehabilitation of these magnificent creatures. As a completely volunteer organization, 100% of your donation goes to care of the raptors.

Board Chair Statement

For over 25 years, OCBPC successfully rehabilitated thousands of owls, hawks, eagles, falcons and vultures and returned them to Orange County wilderness. We met the medical and care needs of these birds through countless volunteer hours, donations, inexpensive educational programs and a successful sponsorship-release program. There is nothing more satisfying than seeing the wonder in a child's eyes as they look closely at a Red-Tailed Hawk, learn about its role in their own backyard and then get to release it back into the wild!

We now have an amazing opportunity that is also challenging our existing structure. Our entire history, we have housed the birds in temporary structures on private land. We long dreamed of a facility where schools can bring their students to meet our permanent resident raptors and see how raptors fit into our ecological web. Where raptors rehabilitate in state-of-the-art mews (cages) and can recover faster. Where we can host tours and open houses for any one in Orange County who would like to know more about these magnificent creatures. Now, we are partnering with Orange County Parks to build a permanent facility, open to the public to make this dream a reality!


Other Ways to Donate/Volunteer

Donations accepted via:Mail: 25422 Trabuco Rd. #105-541, Lake Forest CA 92630-2797Paypal: https://www.paypal.com/donate/?token=SxWMVb9B7XOOzkjQ6koK8vizRiZTMNmdVnXEd-_8433bxGlSZzDh8_krDRnGDaRkuIKXPmLoveAnimals.org: https://www.loveanimals.org/campaigns/oc-bird-of-prey-center/5848e160066206f204cde0a5 Please contact [email protected] for in-kind donations. The Center relies upon its volunteers to support all of the Center's work. We have roles for every ability: daily/weekly maintenance, fundraising, publicity, and education. We work hard, but are a great group of volunteers that have fun together!  

Geographic Area Served

Central Orange County
West Orange County
South Orange County
North Orange County
The Orange County Bird of Prey Center provides educational talks and demonstrations throughout Orange County.

Organization Categories

  1. Animal Related - Wildlife Preservation & Protection
  2. Education - Education N.E.C.
  3. Animal Related - Veterinary Services

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Programs


Education

OCBPC believes most raptor injuries are prevented through education. We involve thousands of people each year, with programs including non-releasable raptors at schools, civic groups, county and state parks, nature exhibits and television programs. The public participates in the release of these birds into the wild through our sponsorship program. Technology facilitates the education of a larger population of individuals about raptors.
Budget  $25,000.00
Category  Education, General/Other Partnerships in Education
Population Served Children Only (5 - 14 years) Adolescents Only (13-19 years) Adults
Program Short-Term Success  Provide approximately 100 educational presentations each year.
Program Long-Term Success  To increase our education presentations each year while maintaining affordability for local schools.
Program Success Monitored By  Internally
Examples of Program Success  Teachers are so pleased with our presentations that they book us a year in advance. Children are so excited and learn so much during our presentations that we are often stopped in the grocery store by a child who saw us years previously to tell us it was the best part of their school year!

Rehabilitation and Release

OCBPC believes that a life in the wild bird is preferable to a life in captivity.
We provide each injured bird the opportunity to resume life in the wild.
We believe raptors play an integral role in the balance of nature. State and federal laws help protect this balance.
We reintroduce raptors under specific conditions: following state and federal guidelines, respecting current wild raptor population cycles, and considering environmental factors.
Budget  $40,000.00
Category  Animal-Related, General/Other Animal Protection & Welfare
Population Served US
Program Short-Term Success  Every raptor we return to the wild is a success!
Program Long-Term Success  Rehabilitate and release 70% of all raptors entering facility.  The more raptors we return to the wild, the greater the genetic diversity which aids long term survival.
Program Success Monitored By  Annually we report our success and failures to Fish and Wildlife.
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Management


CEO/Executive Director Peggy Chase
CEO Term Start Sept 2015
CEO Email [email protected]
CEO Experience
Peggy Chase graduated from Pomona College with a degree in Biology. During college, she developed a passion for working with raptors, both in rehabilitation and education of elementary school students. Peggy’s professional life as the Accounting Manager of a small professional firm in Rancho Mission Viejo, supports her true vocation – educating as many people as possible in the wonders of raptors living among people in Orange County.
When she moved to Orange County in 1990, Peggy began volunteering at the Orange County Bird of Prey Center. Starting with cleaning cages and maintaining the food supply, she worked her way through all the volunteer positions. Currently on the OCBPC Board of Directors, Peggy is also the Lead Educator, in charge of overseeing all bird handlers and the training of the raptor ambassadors.
At first, her reward was that moment that an elementary student’s mouth would fall open and eyes grew large when they saw an owl up close for the first time. Now she challenges herself to engage the disenfranchised teenager sitting in the back of general biology. When that teenager becomes an active student by asking a question and the teacher’s mouth drops open in surprise, that is the priceless moment that makes all the hard work worthwhile.

 

Former CEOs and Terms

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Senior Staff

Name Title Experience/Biography
Linda Barker Volunteer Manager ​Linda joined the Orange County Bird of Prey Center in 2007. Her first day, she was hooked when she got a glimpse of the excitement of working at the center--including meeting a veterinarian with a snake wrapped around her neck!

In addition to being the lead administrator at the center, she is a docent at the Santa Ana Zoo, an educator assistant and tour guide on the summer bat walks at the Sea and Sage Audubon Center, and the manager of the Muth Center store in the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve. She also works in the Muth visitor center, weekly. On Earth Day and other special events, you may get lucky enough to see her perform hilarious puppet shows.

Linda joined us because she has always had a fascination in owls--one she defines as indescribable. Her favorite part about volunteering with OCBPC is the "Oh wow!" moments when educating the public.
Tia Heiberger Feeding Manager Tia joined the Orange County Bird of Prey Center in 1997. As with all our volunteers, Tia began with cleaning cages and gradually progressed into education.  OCBPC recognized her uncanny knack for reading the various rehabilitating birds and knowing when to adjust feed allotments.  Tia oversees the purchasing and rationing of feed for the raptors.

The part Tia loves most about OCBPC is being around the amazing birds of prey and sharing with the public her knowledge of the magnificent creatures.
Carol Krenek Supervisor ​Carol joined the Orange County Bird of Prey Center in 2012. She was interested in bald eagles, so she decided to find a way to volunteer and perhaps get to meet one up close.

Carol lives with her wonderful husband, Tom, and three rescue cats. In addition to volunteering at OCBPC, Carol is an active Sweet Adeline in her award-winning chorus, Harborlites—an organization that provides many opportunities to sing, dance, and compete with over 10,000 members worldwide.

Carol's favorite part about OCBPC is being near the wonderful birds, and working with a top-notch team of dedicated volunteers.
Brenda Timoti Supervisor Brenda joined the Orange County Bird of Prey Center in 2007.

She is also a grandmother and attends Native American pow wows.

​What Brenda loves most about our center is seeing the whole process of educating the public, rehabilitating injured birds of prey, and releasing recuperated birds into their natural habitat.
Harmonie Wooley Supervisor Harmonie joined the Orange County Bird of Prey center in 2015. She has always loved animals and enjoys the time she gets to spend with the birds.

Harmonie lives in Corona Del Mar with her husband, two awesome sons, and their German Shepherd.

Harmonie's favorite part about OCBPC is educating kids about Birds of Prey. She especially enjoys visiting schools and letting the kids get “up close and personal” with the birds, a unique opportunity kids around Orange County get to experience.

Awards

Award Awarding Organization Year
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Affiliations

Affiliation Year
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External Assessments and Accreditations

External Assessment or Accreditation Year
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Collaborations

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Staff Information

Number of Full Time Staff 0
Number of Part Time Staff 0
Number of Volunteers 58
Number of Contract Staff 0
Staff Retention Rate % 88%
Staff Professional Development Yes

Staff Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 8
Caucasian: 36
Hispanic/Latino: 12
Native American/American Indian: 2
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 37
Male: 21
Not Specified --

Plans & Policies

Organization has Fundraising Plan? Yes
Organization has Strategic Plan? Under Development
Years Strategic Plan Considers 5
Management Succession Plan Yes
Organization Policies And Procedures Yes
Business Continuity of Operations Plan Yes

Risk Management Provisions

Nondiscrimination Policy No
Whistle Blower Policy No
Document Destruction Policy Yes
Directors and Officers Insurance Policy No

Reporting and Evaluations

Management Reports to Board? N/A
CEO Formal Evaluation and Frequency No N/A
Senior Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency Yes Bi-Annually
Non Management Formal Evaluation and Frequency N/A N/A

Government Licenses

US Fish & Wildlife Service

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Governance


Board Chair Dr. Scott Weldy
Board Chair Company Affiliation Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital
Board Chair Term Jan 2017 - Dec 2019
Board Co-Chair --
Board Co-Chair Company Affiliation --
Board Co-Chair Term -

Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
Ms. Peggy Chase Visual Impact Group Voting
Ms. Michelle Claud-Clemente City of Mission Viejo Voting
Mr. Jeff Eales Birtcher Anderson Voting
Dr. Kristian Krause Serrano Animal and Bird Hospital Voting

Constituent Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Youth Board Members

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Additional Board Members and Affiliations

Name Company Affiliations Status
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Board Demographics

Ethnicity African American/Black: 0
Asian American/Pacific Islander: 0
Caucasian: 4
Hispanic/Latino: 0
Native American/American Indian: 0
Other: --
Other (if specified): --
Gender Female: 3
Male: 2
Not Specified 0

Board Information

Board Term Lengths 2
Board Term Limits --
Board Meeting Attendance % 95%
Written Board Selection Criteria Under Development
Written Conflict Of Interest Policy No
Percentage of Monetary Contributions 100%
Percentage of In-Kind Contributions 100%
Board Orientation No

CEO Comments

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Foundation Comments

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Standing Committees

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Financials


Revenue vs. Expense ($000s)

Expense Breakdown 2017 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2016 (%)

Expense Breakdown 2015 (%)

Fiscal Year Jan 01, 2019 to Dec 31, 2019
Projected Revenue $77,000.00
Projected Expenses $58,000.00
Form 990s

2017 Form 990

2016 Form 990

2015 Form 990 Postcard

2014 Form 990

2013 Form 990

2012 Form 990

Audit Documents --
IRS Letter of Exemption

IRS Letter of Determination

Prior Three Years Total Revenue and Expense Totals

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Revenue $125,559 $28,691 $25,115
Total Expenses $97,371 $27,340 $37,289

Prior Three Years Revenue Sources

Revenue By Revenue Source
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Foundation and
Corporation Contributions
$110,796 -- --
Government Contributions $0 $0 $0
    Federal -- -- --
    State -- -- --
    Local -- -- --
    Unspecified -- -- --
Individual Contributions -- $16,295 $12,936
Indirect Public Support -- $1,326 --
Earned Revenue $14,756 $10,318 $7,589
Investment Income, Net of Losses -- -- --
Membership Dues -- -- $4,165
Special Events -- -- --
Revenue In-Kind -- -- --
Other -- $752 $425

Prior Three Years Expense Allocations

Expense By Type
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Program Expense $97,371 $20,934 $30,488
Administration Expense -- $6,406 $6,627
Fundraising Expense -- -- $174
Payments to Affiliates -- -- --
Total Revenue/Total Expenses 1.29 1.05 0.67
Program Expense/Total Expenses 100% 77% 82%
Fundraising Expense/Contributed Revenue 0% 0% 1%

Prior Three Years Assets and Liabilities

Assets and Liabilities
Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Total Assets $86,501 $58,312 $97,246
Current Assets $86,501 $58,312 $97,246
Long-Term Liabilities -- -- --
Current Liabilities -- -- --
Total Net Assets $86,501 $58,312 $97,246

Short Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Current Ratio: Current Assets/Current Liabilities inf inf inf

Long Term Solvency

Fiscal Year 2017 2016 2015
Long-term Liabilities/Total Assets 0% 0% 0%
Endowment Value $0.00
Spending Policy Income Only
Percentage(If selected) --
Are you currently in a Capital Campaign? Yes
Capital Campaign Purpose OCBPC will build a permanent facility providing housing for wild raptors undergoing rehabilitation as well as permanent housing for education ambassadors. Enclosures adhere to strict federal requirements for raptors in captivity.   
Campaign Goal $250,000.00
Capital Campaign Dates June 2017 - Dec 2019
Capital Campaign Raised-to-Date Amount $105,000.00
Capital Campaign Anticipated in Next 5 Years? Yes

CEO Comments

For over 25 years, OCBPC successfully met the medical and care needs of raptors through countless volunteer hours, donations, inexpensive educational programs and a successful sponsorship-release program.

We now have an amazing opportunity that is also challenging our existing structure. Our entire history, we have housed the birds in temporary structures on private land. We long dreamed of a facility where schools can bring their students to meet our permanent resident raptors and see how raptors fit into our ecological web. Where raptors rehabilitate in state-of-the-art mews (cages) and can recover faster. Where we can host tours and open houses for any one in Orange County who would like to know more about these magnificent creatures. Now, we are partnering with Orange County Parks to build a permanent facility, open to the public to make this dream a reality!

Foundation Comments

Summary financial data is per the Form 990s and consultation with the organization. Foundation/corporate and individual contributions are combined under Foundation and Corporation Contributions.

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