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.

 

2015 UPCOMING EVENTS!

 

Sharing our World with Raptors Program: Saturday Feb 14th, 2-3:30pm

Open to the public                                                                                               Ages 7 and up                                                                                                         $10 per person                                                                                                     Pre-registration required. Call 908-647-1091 or email education@theraptortrust.org to register.

This Valentine’s Day, come to The Raptor Trust to share your love of raptors! 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. Meet a live education raptor, view our collection of specimens and mounts, and then take a self-guided tour of our aviaries, which house different species of permanent resident raptors. Meet at The Raptor Trust Education Center. You must preregister in order to attend this event.

 

Focus on Raptors Photo Event: Saturday March 21st, 2-4pm

Adults only                                                                                                              $150 per person                                                                                                     Pre-registration required. Call 908-647-1091 or email education@theraptortrust.org to register.

An opportunity for committed shutterbugs to take close-range photographs of our educational raptors in an outdoor setting. Possible species include: barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel, and peregrine falcon. Meet at The Raptor Trust Education Center. Preregistration required in order to attend this event. Adults only.

 

All About Owls: Saturday April 11th, 2-3:30pm

Open to the public                                                                                               Ages 7 and up                                                                                                           $10 per person                                                                                                     Pre-registration required. Call 908-647-1091 or email education@theraptortrust.org to register.

An in-depth look at the lives of these interesting and often misunderstood masters of camouflage. Learn about the special adaptations that make these nocturnal birds of prey such amazing nighttime hunters, and get to know the eight species of owls that can be found right here in New Jersey. Meet a live education raptor, view our collection of specimens and mounts, and then take a self-guided tour of our aviaries, which house different species of permanent resident raptors.   Meet at The Raptor Trust Education Center. Preregistration required in order to attend this event.

 

Bringing Up Birdie: Saturday April 25th, 2-3:30pm

Ages 10 and up                                                                                                           $15 per person                                                                                                     Pre-registration required. Call 908-647-1091 or email education@theraptortrust.org 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 endangered NJ raptors by way of nest cam. You will also meet a live hawk or owl, who is a permanent resident on 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. Preregistration required in order to attend this event.

 

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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