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.


As of 7/25/2016, North Maple Ave in Basking Ridge is CLOSED FOR CONSTRUCTION for several weeks.  If you are travelling to The Raptor Trust from Exit 30A off of I-287, please be advised that there is a N. Maple Ave. Detour.  The detour is well-marked and will put you back on N. Maple Ave.  Please follow the detour and you will still be able to find your way here using the directions in the “Directions” link of this site.  Thanks! 

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.- 6 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.


Focus on Raptors Photo Event

Saturday, October 8, 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm 

Registration Required (Limit of 10 people) 908-647-1091

Adults Only $150.00 per person.

An opportunity for committed shutterbugs to take close-range photos of our educational hawks and owls in an outdoor setting.

Please park in the visitor’s lot and join us at our Ed. Center.


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 6 p.m. every day.

All sales support the work of The Raptor Trust.


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