Carolina Raptor Center Inc

Rating: 5 stars   43 reviews

Issues: Animals, Arts & Culture

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
2014 Top-Rated Nonprofit
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Rating: 5 stars  

My wife and I visited the Carolina Raptor Center for the first time this year and were amazed. We learned so much about the different birds and enjoyed hearing about each bird's rehabilitation. The shows were very informative too. We WILL be back!

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I am a proud volunteer at Carolina Raptor Center. When I get a call about an injured bird, I am just like a horse waiting to be hooked up to the firetruck. My car is always ready with the supplies I will need. Every rescue is different. I may be in mud, water, or under someone's porch in my efforts to rescue the Owl/Hawk/Vulture/and more. It's a wonderful experience to know that someone will be in the CRC Hospital waiting for me to bring in my patient. I love my volunteer work and all the experienced people who work so hard to save these birds!!! Judy Helms

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Carolina Raptor Center is outstanding in their hard work to stabilize, medically or surgically treat, and rehabilitate injured birds of different species. Equally important is their work in teaching staff, visitors, and especially children of all ages how important it is to help keep Nature in her delicate balance so future generations can enjoy its beauty.

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Not only does Carolina Raptor Center provide a forest of beautiful birds of prey to see, it also provides exciting and informative educational programs for bird lovers of all ages. For those who are especially interested in their ultimate behind-the-scenes mission of rehabilitating injured birds for return to the wild, there are additional tours of the rehabilitation center, a photo blog of the feathery rehab patients, and myriad opportunities to volunteer. Becoming a member of the Carolina Raptor Center offers free admission to the center for a year, discounts in the gift shop and more, all while helping the Center prove to its grant-funding organizations how many people heartily support its mission.

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It has made a great impact on my life knowing that if I find an injured raptor, there are good hands to take it to for good care. I love learning more about the birds, and I like seeing kids' faces light up when they visit the Center.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

There is not much I would change--I just want to see it continue to grow.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2012

What specific problem, purpose, priority, or project prompted your gift?

I love birds, especially owls, and I was excited to find that we have a center to care for them in the Charlotte area.

Why did you make your donation at this time?

They had a bunch of great avenues for donation, so I donated what I could.

What would you tell others about this organization?

This center is a beautiful place to see majestic birds up-close and personal while also learning about how those birds contribute to a balanced, natural environment.

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Rating: 5 stars  

What a fantastic charity! The work they do with raptors is phenomenal and the staff is top-notch. Their facility is well-maintained. The animals are obviously well cared-for. If you have an interest in the Raptor Center's daily treatment and rehabilitation efforts it's all available via the RaptorMed online journal. Highly recommended!

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

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