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.  Our federal tax ID number is 22-2420295.


GUIDELINES FOR VISITORS
 
* Please stay on the paths and in the public areas.  
* The rehabilitation areas are off limits to the public.
* Parents and group leaders: Please supervise your children and students.  
* Children must remain with their parents/teachers at all times.
* Maintain a ratio of no more than five children to one adult at all times.
* No running, loud noises, kicking stones, etc.
 
Please respect our birds. Thank you.

Current Visiting hours: 9am-6pm
Current Bird Admitting hours: 9am-7pm

VISITOR Parking: 

1452 White Bridge Road.  

Please park in the large “Visitors” lot. 

BIRD ADMITTING Parking:

1390 White Bridge Road.  

Please park in the “Bird Admitting Only” lot.


                                      UPCOMING EVENTS!


TOUR TALKS

Saturday, September 2nd 11:00 am and 1:00 pm

$10 Adults & Children 12 & up

$5.00 Children 12 & under

Take a guided tour of our outdoor display aviaries with one of our educators.  Visit with our resident hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and vultures and learn about some of their fascinating stories as well as the mission of The Raptor Trust.  Meet one of our education raptors up close.

Park in the visitors lot and check in at the gift shop.

Please park in the visitor’s lot, check in at the Gift Shop and meet one of our resident education raptors before the tour.

CLICK HERE to register for Tour Talks

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Thursday, September 21, 6:oop

“Nature in Your Neighborhood –

   The Birds All Around Us”

w/Ivan Kossak

Join us for an evening lecture with long-time TRT friend and volunteer, Ivan Kossak.  Ivan is an avid birder and has birded in over 30 states and in Canada.  He leads bird walks in his native and beloved New Jersey.  Ivan has been a member of the Hackensack Riverkeeper for over 15  years and currently serves as President of the Board of Trustees there.

This program will reveal the magic that allows all birders – from beginner to advanced – to identify birds in the field.  Learn who is living in your backyard and living in your trees!

The program focuses on the physical attributes of NJ’s wild birds (plumage, size, shape), as well as behavior, range, habitat preferences, and vocalizations.

 

Come early to the Trust and enjoy a self-guided twilight tour of the aviaries prior to the talk.  Light refreshments will be served.

FREE – Registration required

Thursday, September 21, 2017  –  6:00 p.m.
TRT Education Center
1452 White Bridge Road
Millington, NJ
(908) 647-1091

REGISTER HERE


NEW and JUST PUBLISHED!

 

New Jersey’s Hawks, by Len Soucy Raptor Trust founder, Len Soucy, completed the manuscript for this new book on New Jersey’s hawks shortly before his death in 2014. The Raptor Trust team has been working behind the scenes since that time with illustrators, photographers, editors, designers and printers to bring Len’s final work to life, and here it is. The last publication to deal specifically and only with the 16 species of hawks which occur in our state was over 45 years ago. This timely work is beautifully illustrated by Michael McNelly. With additional color photos by Len Soucy and others, it is a perfect companion piece to Len’s 2000 book, New Jersey’s Owls. With the forward by Governor Thomas H. Kean.

To purchase a copy and help support our efforts, use the link below to our TRT online store.

 


TRT GIFT SHOP

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.

TRT’S ONLINE STORE

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