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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Willow the Barn Owl, flies over a crowd of photographers during our semi-annual photography event for professionals and amateurs. Photo by Rosie Casper Hinkle.
“You don’t take a photograph, you make it.” ― Ansel Adams
Our resident raptors are ready for close-ups, action shots, and more at PhotoWILD. Whether you’re an amateur or professional photographer, come out and enjoy this opportunity of a photo shoot featuring a variety of our resident raptors. Beginning at 8 am and going until 11 am, this three-hour-long event is packed with beautiful birds in a breathtaking setting. Cost is $50/photographer and $20/photo assistant; Space is limited to 25 photographers and 5 photographer assistants... so make sure to register early! No refunds within 14 days of the event.
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**Please also mark your calendars for Saturday, May 13th, 2023. That will be reserved as our inclement weather reschedule date.**
For questions, please contact our Program staff at email@example.com