Take a walk on the wild side at Carolina Raptor Center's Raptor Trail.
Catch wonder by the tail with our formal and informal education programs. Children 3 to 93 will delight the science and natural history of 38 raptor species and how they have inspired human invention.
Staff and volunteers at this hidden hospital in the woods treats over 900 injured and orphaned birds a year – more than any other US raptor center. Over 70% are released back into the wild!
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Coverage of Raptor Releases. Photo by Michele Miller Houck.
One touch of nature makes the whole world kin. – William Shakespeare
Sweet Release with Raptor Releases around the Region
Releases are of particular interest to the media and represent the culmination of our work in the Jim Arthur Raptor Medical Center.
THE MORGANTON NEWS HERALD: Rehabilitated Bald Eagle Released Into The Wild
They have long been our national symbol and a symbol of freedom. And on Friday, a bald eagle took flight in Burke County and gained its freedom. Spectators gathered at the Paddy’s Creek area swim beach at Lake James State Park to see the eagle stretch his wings. Read more.
THE GREENVILLE NEWS: Neighbors Help Release Hawk Back Into the Wild
Tom and Sharon Clarke aren't trained wildlife rescuers. They came across the role by accident, as residents of a neighborhood that's been seeing construction build up all around them. Read more.