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Carolina Raptor Center Inc

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Animals, Arts & Culture, Bird Sanctuaries, Natural History & Natural Science Museums, Veterinary Services, Zoos & Aquariums

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

Community Stories

3 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Client Served

Rating: 5

Incredible !!!!! I hawk came walking in my yard this morning with a broken wing. I called the Carolina Raptor Center to ask if there was something I could do. The man the answer the phone was very friendly and with 8 minutes a volunteer show it up at my door and drove the hawk to the hospital in Huntersville, NC. My respect do the this great organization and support volunteers. The world need more organizations like the Carolina Raptor Center.

Mabel R.

Client Served

Rating: 5

The staff is so excellent. They are passionate about what they do you cant help but be moved by any that you talk to. One of most interesting places in charlotte.

Izzy W.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My husband and I have been visiting the Carolina Raptor Center for almost five years now. The people are friendly, the center is well maintained and the birds are beautiful. Children and adults can learn from the educational programs and all the volunteers are extremely knowledgeable. We actually live three hours away, but make time to visit the raptor center at least three or four times a year. Love it!