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“Fun for young ones”

Carolina Raptor Center
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Talk a Walk on the Wild Side at Carolina Raptor Center What will you find on your walk around the 3/4 mile Raptor Trail? Over 30 species of raptors and other birds of prey are featured on this walk on the wild side. Owls and Vultures. Hawks and Eagles. Falcons, Corvids and other species that just don't fall into any of these categories. Have you seen a Bald Eagle up close? The Raptor Trail features a nesting pair of Bald Eagles who live out back in the Eagle Aviary. Our Spectacled Owl just can't wait to tell you what she thinks about living here at CRC, but you might have to listen carefully to what she has to say - she's a shy one. Did you know that Vultures and Corvids are some of the smartest birds around. No bird brains here! Lots of human mythology surrounds both of these families of avian brainiacs. Crows have been known to drop nuts into crosswalks so that cars can crack them and then wait for the light to change and retrieve the goodies! Behind the scenes at CRC is our Raptor Hospital, where we see approximately 900 raptor patients a year (please no songbirds or possums!). If you can't make our behind the scenes tour, don't worry, the exhibit "A Day in the Life of a Raptor Hospital" will show you what goes on there - day and night.
Reviewed 9 August 2017 via mobile

Great little hands on place to take children, especially 3-7. Hands on fun!! My granddaughter loved it!

Thank Adele B
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 11 August 2017

Thanks for the review! We're looking to add more hands on activities this fall, so be on the lookout.

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Reviewed 4 August 2017

We stopped after visiting the plantation. I am so glad we did. I learned so much and am so impressed by all they do here! I think the King Vulture was my favorite. I only didn't like the crows as I get enough of them pecking at my roof! Haha But seriously this is a great facility.

Thank Lisa B
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Reviewed 24 July 2017

We didn't go to the Raptor Center, but we did contact them last week when we found an injured Cooper's Hawk in our yard. The rep was so very prompt to get to our home (sadly, we had to call her twice, as we were unable to find the injured bird on her first visit), very wise in how to capture the injured bird, and she was careful to explain what would happen from there. The Charlotte community has a true gem of a bird rescue service in the Carolina Raptor Center!

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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Thanks for giving us a call. Hope that your Cooper's Hawk is doing well. Come and see us soon on the Raptor Trail!

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Reviewed 24 July 2017 via mobile

What an interesting place, learned more in a couple of hours about these birds than in my previous 63 years, staff and volunteers awesome, make sure you have closed in shoes as the tracks through the bush to the different aviary have loads of huge ant like things on them and I was a little nervous of them biting me, we took lunch and had a picnic here

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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

Glad you had a great time! Unfortunately at this time of year, we do usually have an ant migration. Unlikely to bite you in their zeal to get to a new home, but can be disconcerting! Closed-toe shoes are a great tip, however, and all should take note of that.
Thanks for reviewing us.

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Reviewed 22 July 2017

We enjoyed seeing all the birds or prey. We also discovered that we had a red tailed hawk in our front yard last summer.

Thank Deana S
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 25 July 2017

You might have a return visit from your Red-tailed Hawk! I am sure it was beautiful. Glad you could come and see us on the Raptor Trail. Come back and see us soon.

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