After arriving in Sitka, Alaska on a private vessel we found ourselves wandering through downtown, and then through the nearby Sitka National Historic Park and Trails. We overheard fellow walkers talk about the Alaska Raptor Rehabilitation Center and learned it was nearby. What an unbelievable facility and unforgettable experience! A volunteer-run organization, the Alaska Raptor Centre (ARC) has become Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center. Providing medical and rehabilitation services for injured raptors; education to the public about Alaska's birds and environmental conservation; and conducting Bald eagle research; ARC is a most impressive and remarkable 17-acre operation. Bordering the Tongass National Forest and the Indian River in Sitka it features award-winning natural habitats for its 15+ Raptors-in-residence. We're very proud to donate to this organization and strongly encourage everyone to visit and learn about these incredible birds when visiting Southeast Alaska!