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.
VISITOR HOURS
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.
BIRD ADMITTING HOURS
Please park in “Bird Admitting Only” lot
at 1390 White Bridge Road.

Winter: 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.
Spring (March 15-Memorial Day):
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.
Summer: 8 a.m.- 8 p.m.
Fall (Labor Day-Oct 15):
8 a.m.- 5 p.m.

 

2014 UPCOMING EVENTS !

Wednesday April 16th, 10am- “Sharing the World with Raptors” Educational program

Schiff Nature Preserve                                                                                           339 Pleasant Valley Road                                                                     Mendham NJ 07945                                                                                               $10 per person. Registration required.                                                     Please click here to register

Learn what raptors are, and discover the different adaptations that these                                                                                                                       fascinating predatory birds use as daytime (diurnal) and nighttime                                                                                                                             (nocturnal) hunters. You will get to know some of the species of hawks                                                                                                                                   and owls that are common residents in New Jersey and find out how                                                                                                                                         important they are to the natural world that we all share.

Saturday April 26th, 2-4 pm- “Bringing Up Birdie” Educational Program

The Raptor Trust Education Center                                                             $10 (7 years to adult)                                                                             Registration required.                                                                                         Please call our education center at 908-647-1091 to register.

Baby bird season is just around the corner! Learn about this amazing time                                                                                                                                   in the lives of New Jersey’s birds as they build their nests, lay their eggs,                                                                                                                               and begin to care for their hungry hatchlings. Take a close-up look at the                                                                                                                                   Trust’s collection of actual nests and eggs, and peek in on the nests of                                                                                                                                   several endangered NJ raptors by way of nest cam. You will also meet a                                                                                                                                     live hawk or owl, who is a permanent resident of the Trust, and find out                                                                                                                                   more about what we can do to help all wild birds during this bird-busy                                                                                                                                   time of year. Meet at The Raptor Trust’s Education Center.

 

Saturday May 3rd, 1pm- The Raptor Trust’s Volunteer Orientation

The Raptor Trust Education Center                                                             Registration required.                                                                                         Please read description below to register.

If you are interested in volunteering for The Raptor Trust, please join us                                                                                                                                   for our Volunteer Orientation, Saturday, May 3rd 1:00pm in our                                                                                                                                   Education Building. We offer three different volunteering opportunities,                                                                                                                               General Non-raptor Cage Cleaners, Admittance Office Receptionist, and                                                                                                                                       Gift Shop Volunteer. Register with Kristi Ward, the Volunteer Coordinator                                                                                                                                   at (908)647-2353 or by e-mail at volunteers@theraptortrust.org                                                                                                                                           Please contact her for more information.

 

Saturday May 24th, 1 pm- Raptor Trust Tour Talks

Meet at The Raptor Trust Gift Shop                                                             $10 adults, $5 Kids 12 and under                                                                         Registration required.                                                                                         Please call our education center at 908-647-1091 to register.

Join us on Memorial Day weekend for a guided tour of The Raptor Trust’s                                                                                                                       outdoor aviaries. Learn about the work of The Trust and hear some of the                                                                                                                                 stories of the nearly fifty birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons,                                                                                                                                 and owls, that have a permanent home at the center. Meet at The Raptor                                                                                                                                   Trust Gift Shop.

 

Saturday July 5th, 11am & 2pm- Raptor Trust Tour Talks

Meet at The Raptor Trust Gift Shop                                                             $10 adults, $5 Kids 12 and under                                                                         Registration required.                                                                                         Please call our education center at 908-647-1091 to register.

Celebrate Independence Day with a guided tour of The Raptor Trust’s                                                                                                                               outdoor aviaries. Learn about the work of The Trust and hear some of the                                                                                                                                 stories of the nearly fifty birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons,                                                                                                                                 and owls, that have a permanent home at the center. Meet at The Raptor                                                                                                                                   Trust Gift Shop.

 

GIFT SHOP

Books for children & adults, hand-crafted jewelry, stuffed animals, and Raptor Trust apparel. Open 9 a.m to 4 p.m. every day. All sales support the work of The Raptor Trust.



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