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“A Must See”

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 14 October 2018

After visiting some llamas in North Carolina, we wanted to hang with some raptors to finish off the weekend. We bought tickets for the eagle exhibit and boy did it not disappoint. There were about five of us in our private tour with two tour guides. Not only did we get up Close and personal with the eagles, but we were able to pick our tour guides brains. After the eagle tour, we got to walk around the rest of the conservatory and saw owls, hawks, and so many other birds. What a great and memorable experience!

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Reviewed 13 October 2018

I took a Sunday walk with Joe Amodeo (the Raptor centers onsite professional photographer). The walk was calming, soothing, ang mesmerizing. He took in excess of 60 professional shots, I got zero. But the tips and teachings took me to a lever that I am 100% confident will make me a better photographer. He took every moment and every second to point of the defining aspects of professional wildlife photography which embraced my novice approach and nurtured a more crisp clean professional angle. From ISO settings to lighting and ambiance. The man if gifted. If you have not signed up for a class look forwards to mediocre outcomes, If you have and do, transform your own photography spirit to the next level. I myself signed up for ALL classes. because I gravitate towards greatness, Joe as a person is humble, assistive and exceptionally skilled. If you have not signed up for a class and suggest you do as soon as possible, your missing a lifetime of excellence in Jos as a mentor.

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Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

My friend and I loved this place! The pathway made it easy to explore the various raptors. The signage gave us a little history on each animal. The staff was friendly and knowledgeable. There is an entrance fee, but you are donating to a great cause.

Thank Monica F
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CarolinaRaptorCenter, Manager at Carolina Raptor Center, responded to this reviewResponded 28 August 2018

Thanks Monica for your kind words. We are glad that you liked our facility and our mission.

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Reviewed 15 August 2018 via mobile

Great place, very peaceful. Lots of birds to see and learn about, especially the eagles. Great for kids and adults

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Reviewed 30 July 2018

Excellent place to learn about birds. Its run by people who have very interesting information about birds.

Thank N D
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