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“Great place to see and learn about awesome birds of prey.”

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 1 March 2010

I really didn't expect a whole lot to be honest but boy were we pleasantly surprised. I always look at these places as "free" admission but with a donation for a good cause. We checked out all the birds on the 3/4th mile loop and that was cool but I was disappointed that the peregrine falcon was not there. But the show in the amphitheater started at 1pm and to my surprise there was the magnificent peregrine falcon and a couple other birds including a huge golden eagle! Seeing these birds up close and learning about them absolutely made the visit spectacular for my family. This is really a neat place to go spend 2-3 hrs.

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Reviewed 21 April 2005

I love going to the Carolina Raptor Center. I have a love for birds in general but even if you do not the Raptor Center offers an interesting and educational experience. There are birds of prey to observe. You learn about their care and why they are there. They also offer lectures to broaden the experience to teach about birds of prey in nature. It is a must see for all animal lovers of any age.

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