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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Education is unfolding the wings of head and heart together. The job of a teacher is to push the students out of the nest to strengthen their wings. – Amit Ray, Walking the Path of Compassion
Owl Box Plans
While preparing for her Girl Scout Gold Award Project, Charlotte teen Pavani Gingrich saw staggering statistics that indicated a dangerous decrease in the local owl populations due to clear-cutting. She wanted to use her project to help start the rebuilding process of the owl population. These owl boxes were built as part of her project to replace their lost homes. Pavani is a member of Troop 1029 in the Girl Scout's Hornets Nest Council.
If you are interested in attracting raptors to your property, here are plans for all sizes of nest box.
Owl Box Assembly Details
Barred Owl Nest Box Plans
Barn Owl Nest Box Plans
Eastern Screech Owl Nest Box Plans
(This version also works for American Kestrels.)
Learn more about the species of owls that live at Carolina Raptor Center in our Raptor Directory.
Adopt an Bird for as little as $5 month through our Adopt a Bird program HERE.