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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The first orphan of 2016 rescued by Marsha Gaspari and returned to the nest site by Staff Vet Dave Scott. Photos by Marsha Gaspari.
Raptor Rescue at Carolina Raptor Center’s Jim Arthur Raptor Medical Center
The medical facility can accept new raptor patients between 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. daily. Please call 704-875-6521 x 125 before bringing raptors to the medical facility.
Between 800-1,000 injured or orphaned raptors are brought to Carolina Raptor Center's Jim Arthur Raptor Medical Center each year. Credit for this large number belongs to people in our community who care enough to take action when they see an injured bird. These concerned citizens bring many birds directly to Carolina Raptor Center, while others arrive in the capable hands of Carolina Raptor Center's transport volunteers. Some of our patients come from other wildlife rehabilitators, who may need a second opinion in a particular case or may not have large enough cages to provide exercise.
Join our Raptor Transport Team and help us get injured and orphaned raptors from around the region to Carolina Raptor Center for treatment. More info.
Find an injured raptor? More info.
Find an injured songbird? More info.
Find other injured wildlife? More info.
Track your injured raptor on RaptorMed. More info.
Apply for our RaptorVet externship for veterinary students. More info.
Purchase Dr. Dave Scott's book - The Handbook of Raptor Rehabilitation. More info.
Build a nestbox for your yard. More info.