Welcome to the Raptor Trust

The Raptor Trust is one of the premier wild bird rehabilitation centers in the United States. Located in central New Jersey, the Trust includes a hospital with state-of-the-art medical facilities, quality exterior housing for several hundred birds, and an education building. A stalwart advocate for birds of prey for three decades, it is now recognized as a national leader in the fields of raptor conservation and avian rehabilitation.The Raptor Trust is open to the public seven days a week. Visitors are afforded a unique opportunity to view at close range the many hawks, eagles, falcons and owls that are permanent residents at the facility. There is no charge to visit, but a modest donation of $2.00 per person is encouraged. The Raptor Trust is a private, non-profit, tax-exempt corporation. We receive no government support and rely on private contributions for our day-to-day survival.

TRT’s current visiting hours are: 9am-5pm.

Current Bird admitting hours are 9am-5pm.

Please park in large “Visitors” lot
at 1452 White Bridge Road.

Winter: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Spring (March 15-Memorial Day):
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Summer: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Fall (Labor Day-Oct 15):
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Please park in “Bird Admitting Only” lot
at 1390 White Bridge Road.

Winter: 9 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Spring (March 15-Memorial Day):
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Summer: 9 a.m.- 7 p.m.
Fall (Labor Day-Oct 15):
9 a.m.- 5 p.m.


 Volunteers Needed for our onsite Gift Shop

Gift shop responsibilities consist of stocking shelves, inventory of items, selling of merchandise through our computerized POS system. Volunteers should be able to commit to at least one 4 hour shift per week.

 Available shifts are Monday-Thursday & Saturday, either 10am to 2pm or 2pm to 6pm.

           If you’re interested and would like to schedule a potential volunteer day, please contact Kristi Ward @ kward@theraptortrust.org or call 908-647-2353.


Raptor Trust Benefit Concert and Auction

Sunday, May 22, 2:00 pm – 8:00 pm


Tour Talks

Saturday, May 28, 11:00 am or 1:00 pm 

Registration Required 908-647-1091

Children 12 years & under $5.00 Adult. $10.00 per person.

Join us for a guided tour to learn about the Trust and hear some of the fascinating stories of our fifty resident hawks and owls.  Find out more about what we can do to help wild birds during this bird-busy time of year.

Please park in the visitor’s lot and join us at our Gift Shop to start your tour.


Looking for Unique gifts stop by our local store for bird lovers gifts, as well as birding books for children & adults, hand-crafted jewelry, stuffed animals, Raptor Trust apparel and more. You can also find great gifts on our Online Gift Shop.

On-site store hours are 9 a.m to 4 p.m. every day.

All sales support the work of The Raptor Trust.


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