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!
Press the easy button by giving online, via phone or through traditional mail. Your passion and engagement fuels our mission every day.
Sustainability, ensuring the future of life on Earth, is an infinite game, the endless expression of generosity on behalf of all. – Paul Hawken
Carolina Raptor Center is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization (tax ID #56-1349170) that relies on the generosity of individuals, corporations and foundations to advance its mission. By joining our group of loyal donors and members, you are providing vital resources that ensure we deliver outstanding medical care to injured and nestling raptors, quality STEM education to our youth, and valuable visitor experiences to the community, all while helping conserve our environment.
If sending your support in the mail, make checks out to Carolina Raptor Center and indicate how you would like your gift used. Our address is:
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Here are some other ways you can support our mission to conserve raptors:
Join other bird nerds by purchasing an Annual Pass. Pass holder levels start at $50/year and include free admission to the Raptor Trail. More info.
Annual Fund Giving
Make a one-time or recurring donation (weekly, monthly, quarterly, semi-annually, or annually). Recurring donors also receive an Annual Pass. You can make donations in honor or in memory of someone here as well. More info
There are few things more inspiring that watching a Red-tailed Hawk circle over an open field or hearing a wild owl hoot at dusk. Learn about these incredible birds of prey and be a part of this magical experience by sponsoring the recovery of a raptor with our Release-A-Raptor Program. Over 900 birds a year are brought to our renowned rehabilitation center each year to receive care. Of those that survive the first 24 hours, almost 70 percent are released back into the wild. When birds are ready to fly free, we work with lots of people -- allowing them to enjoy the thrill of watching a raptor return to the wild. Learn more.