Carolina Raptor Center Inc

Rating: 5 stars   43 reviews

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Location: PO Box 16443 Charlotte NC 28297 USA

Mission: Carolina Raptor Center was founded in 1980 at UNC-Charlotte's biology department. The organization has grown from treating a single injured owl to treating over 1,000 injured owls, eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures each year. In 2012, almost 70% of the birds living through the first 24 hours were returned to the wild. An equally important part of Carolina Raptor Center's outreach is environmental education. Classes can be arranged either on-site or at your location. Programming meets NC Public Education standards and is designed for grades K - 12. Carolina Raptor Center is open to the public seven days a week. Over twenty-five species of raptors live on the Raptor Trail. Visit the largest Eagle aviary in the Carolinas. Live bird presentations are scheduled on weekends. Visit Carolina Raptor Center's website for more information. www.carolinaraptorcenter.org.
Results: New in 2012 The Owl Forest: A Nature Notebook Exhibit Large Bird Flight Cage for Flight Training Talons: Birds of the World Summer Flight Show Bird of the Week Blog and Awareness Campaign
Programs: Meet the Keeper, Behind the Scenes Tours, Flight Shows (summer months), Live Bird Presentations, Special Events
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Rating: 5 stars  

I first visited the CRC a few years back thanks to my friends introducing me to the center. It's a great place to see raptor recovery and also be educated on protecting our local feathered friends. The staff is friendly and it's a great place to bring your friends and family to. I'd also highly recommend attending one of their PHOTOwild events. It gives you the opportunity to get a closer look at the center's raptors and allows you to take some unique shots as an amateur or professional photographer.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I've loved birds of prey for a long long time, finally got to visit CRC & learned so much about these wonderful birds. The way they care for these animals is amazing, got to see the Bald Eagles & the amazing recovery stories about these beautiful birds. Very educational, the staff is wonderful & very friendly they took the time to explain things & would tell you all about the residents living there.

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Rating: 5 stars  

I spent two days at s GoWild! Event. The work they do is amazing. The education they give to the public on tours and their overall knowledge is amazing. I would recommend a visit to anyone!

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The CRC is an amazing place! Their raptors and corvids are extremely fun and interesting to see and what they do to rehab them and release them into the wild again is hard to find. It's a great place to visit, and the nature preserve it's on too is beautiful.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Carolina Raptor Center is one of my family's favorite weekend outings. With a son who is a huge Harry Potter fan getting to see the raptors up close and personal is a great experience. We have learned so much about the raptors and how we as citizens of the world can contribute to the welfare of the Birds.
Having spent several weeks of summer camp at the Raptor Center over the years my son is hoping to do something there for his Eagle Project to give something back to the organization that has given us so much. Having been fortunate enough to have witnessed several releases of rehabbed birds I can tell you that you will never feel the level of patriotism that you feel when you see an Eagle, that was injured and never would have been able to survive without help, take off and fly away. Truly majestic.

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Rating: 5 stars  

This is a favorite place for my Family, and I to visit! We go every time we get the chance. It's a great place to learn about Raptors, and their importance, as well as being able to enjoy the outdoors, and see some up close, that you may have never had the chance to see. ♡♡♡♡♡

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Rating: 5 stars  

A great place to take the kids to explore the outdoors along with learning something about science and nature. The must see is the American Bald Eagle, that one exhibit alone is worth the time and cost of the Raptor Center. The buzzards were cool too!

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Rating: 5 stars  

I visited The Carolina Raptor Center yesterday for the first time! What an awesome place!!! I love the work they do to help the fantastic raptors!!! Thank you for all you do!!!

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2012

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Rating: 5 stars  

I rescued a Red Tailed Hawk from the breakdown lane of I485 in Charlotte and called this wonderful organization. Within 20 minutes they had met me and taken this beautiful raptor to treat and nurse back to health. When I called the next day they gave me an update and a number to track her progress. I am happy to say that thanks to the staff and volunteers at CRC, and their amazing work she is now on her way back to health. The CRC is GREAT

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

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