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“A must on the bucket list for all ages.”

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 12 July 2018

This center has the capacity to bring raptors into your heart & soul. An annual membership is a must do for anyone or any family. I strongly encourage bringing a camera, the birds are friendly well taken care of, and some have become permanent fixtures of the community. I think of these birds as my extended family after only 2 visits. Also after only 2 visits I have come closer to my ornithological family as well. Some wrote books with Yale educations, some with Harvard, I challenge them all as the first to visit. And they all know where my passions reside, its in the center.

Thank EliP2
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Thanks for not checking us OFF your bucket list and keep on coming! We are glad to be on your family tree.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018 via mobile

This is the 3rd time we've come with our son (now 10)..... it's great to walk around and "meet" the birds......make sure to wear comfy shoes.... lots of walking.

Thank Tiffanydawnw
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

We've just gotten in some new birds that we'd love to share with you soon! Ten year old boys are really part of our tribe. Would love to see him for camp next summer.

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Reviewed 10 July 2018

It was very interesting to see the different birds in the enclosures. They were active and looked very healthy. It was cool to see that many were wounded at some point and brought in to be healed. It's great to see that these guys were given a second chance.

Thank jenguertin
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

I am sure that the birds found you very interesting as well! They like all bird lovers. We encourage you to get involved with wildlife conservation in your area in response to your visit here. Cheers and thanks for the review.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

The center has many different kinds of Raptors, that have been injured and not able to return to the wild. You can follow their past the various cages and read about the birds - crows, hawks, owls and eagles. The center is located in a park among heavily forest. Good protection from the sun.Kids should enjoy this center.

Thank David G
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2018

Kids of all ages love the raptors. Hope you got to catch a flight show. Your imagination will take flight in during the 30 minute program.

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Reviewed 9 July 2018

Grand kids loved this place, loots to see
Staff is very knowledgeable and helpful
It can get hot, bring sun screen and water

Thank Ron H
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