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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Bird Presenter and Trainer Adam Winegarden works with Queen Beatrice, the Eurasian Eagle Owl, a member of CRC's Flight Team. Photo by Rex Yau.
Confidence comes from discipline and training. – Robert Kiyosaki
Whooooo lives here? On the Raptor Trail.
The Raptor Trail is home to 97 Resident Birds of over 35 different species. At any given time, approximately 70 birds are on display, with the rest in flight training behind the scenes, at education programs across the region or delighting crowds at festivals and exhibits. Our Resident Bird Care staff and volunteers works tirelessly to make sure that each bird is cared for, trained and enriched – creating a high quality of life for those who live here. Our resident bird population is made up of native and exotic species. Each bird has a job to do in educating the public about conservation and environmental issues including habitat, green living and human’s impact on the natural world. Our STEM education program is curriculum based and available to schools across the region in the form of field trips to Carolina Raptor Center and our Mobile Education Team – Wild Wings that travels to schools, libraries and organizations statewide.
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