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-4pm.

Bird admitting hours are 9am-4pm.

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: 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.

 2016 FEBRUARY EVENTS!

 “HAWKS and EAGLES and FALCONS—OH MY!”

Saturday, February 27th, 1:00 pm 

Ages 8 yrs to Adult. $10.00 per person

Please call 908-647-1091 to register.

Did you know Red-tailed hawks are the most common hawk in North America?
Did you know Bald eagles can see their prey a mile away?
Did you know Peregrine falcons are the fastest creatures on the planet and the American kestrel is the smallest falcon in North America? And all of these amazing birds can be found, right here, in New Jersey?
Please join us in our on-site classroom for an hour long educational program focusing on diurnal (daytime) raptors. Learn about their special adaptations and hunting abilities as well as a few  success stories in the ongoing effort to conserve birds of prey.  You will also be introduced to one of our permanent resident diurnal raptors.
As always, after or before the program, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour of our outdoor display aviaries.

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

2016 MARCH EVENTS!

 “Focus on Raptors”

Saturday, March 19th, 2:00-4:00 pm 

Adults Only. $150.00 per person. Limit 10 people.

Please call 908-647-1091 to register.

An opportunity for committed shutterbugs to take close-range photographs of our educational raptors in outdoor setting.  Possible species include: barn owl, barred owl, screech owl, red-tailed hawk, American kestrel and peregrine falcon.

As always, after or before the program, you are welcome to take a self-guided tour of our outdoor display aviaries.

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

 2016 APRIL EVENTS!

 “Ed. Center Open House”

Saturday, April 9th, 11:00 am – 2:00 pm 

No fee, donations are appreciated.

No registration required.

Visit our Education Center as we open our doors to families and friends of all ages. Guests can measure their wing span, view our collection of avian artifacts as well as our touch table full of fun facts and activities.  And who doesn’t want to miss meeting a live raptor?

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

“Bringing Up Birdie”

Saturday, April 23rd, 2:00 pm 

Ages 7 yrs to Adult. $10.00 per person.

Baby birds season is just around the corner!  Find out more about this amazing time in the lives of New Jersey ‘s birds as they build nests,lay eggs, and begin to care for their hungry hatchlings. Take a close-up look at the Trust’s collection of actual nests and eggs, peek in on the nests of several endangered NJ raptors by way of nest cam and meet a live raptor that nests in this state.  We’ll also find out more about what we can do to help wild birds during this bird-busy time of year.

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

TRT GIFT SHOP

Looking for Unique gifts for Valentine’s Day stop at our on-site 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 at 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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