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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There have been reported cases of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) in the Carolinas since mid January 2022. In an abundance of caution, and to protect current patients and resident birds on the Trail, the Raptor Center is not accepting new patients at this time.
If you find an injured bird, DO NOT TOUCH the bird, but report it to the NC Wildlife Helpline at 866-318-2401 M-F 8a-5p, or email HWI@ncwildlife.org, or call the USDA at 866-536-7593.
For more information on HPAI, visit the USDA website here.
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Fast Facts about HPAI:
Hunters, please take additional precautions including:
All new cases of HPAI are listed on the USDA’s website here:
The bird care team at the Raptor Center is moving fast and working with peer organizations to put in place protective protocols for our current patients and resident birds. We greatly appreciate the public’s help, care, and understanding as we safely navigate this situation.