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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Masks recommended indoors and outdoors.
We are a birds first facility. The health and wellbeing of the birds along the Raptor Trail is our first priority.
Help support the wellbeing of these avian ambassadors:
Respect their space. The birds have the right to feel safe in their homes.
Climbing on or going beyond barriers will endanger you and the birds, stay on the trail.
Embrace the sounds of nature. Birds are always listening to their environment and loud noises like shouting can be a sign of danger to them.
Keep pets at home. Birds see dogs as predators and can become agitated or frightened by them.
Maintain a healthy environment, do not smoke or litter.