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.

* 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-4pm
Current Bird Admitting hours: 9am-4pm


The Raptor Trust is temporarily unable to admit pigeons for rehabilitation. Our “pigeon barn” is temporarily closed for cleaning and disinfecting. We will be able to admit pigeons again after Nov. 7.

If you need assistance with a pigeon, please call our infirmary at 908 647 2353 for help.

We apologize for the inconvenience.

VISITOR Parking: 

1452 White Bridge Road.  

Please park in the large “Visitors” lot. 


1390 White Bridge Road.  

Please park in the “Bird Admitting Only” lot.

                                      UPCOMING EVENTS



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The Leonard Soucy Memorial Lecture Series presents:

                  SCOTT WEIDENSAUL


Thursday, November 16, 2017

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The winter of 2013-14 saw the largest invasion of snowy owls into the eastern United States in perhaps a century – and marked an unprecedented opportunity to learn more about these mysterious Arctic hunters. Author and researcher Scott Weidensaul will share the story of Project SNOWstorm: how a huge, collaborative research effort focused on snowy owls came together in a few frantic weeks, funded with the help of people from around the world, and which continues to make discoveries and unexpected insights into the life and ecology of this great white raptor.

Scott Weidensaul is the author of more than two dozen books on natural history, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist “Living on the Wind,” about bird migration, “Return to Wild America,” and “The First Frontier: The Forgotten History of Struggle, Savagery and Endurance in Early America,” and his newest book, “The Peterson Reference Guide to Owls of North America and the  Caribbean.” Weidensaul is a contributing editor for Audubon, a columnist for Bird Watcher’s Digest and writes for a variety of other publications. He lives in the mountains of eastern Pennsylvania, where he studies the migration of owls and hummingbirds. He is a director of Project Owlnet, which coordinates owl migration research across North America, and a founder of Project SNOWstorm, one of the largest snowy owl research projects in the world.

Registration Required – Seating is limited to 150 persons and limited VIP reception tickets are first come, first served.

Senior discount 20%.



Now available!



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.



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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