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!

Saturday November 7th, 10:30am- All About Owls program

Schiff Nature Preserve                                                                                         339 Pleasant Valley Road, Mendham, NJ 07945                                         Ages 6 years and up                                                                                       Registration required. Please click here for registration details

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.

 

Saturday November 15th, 2-4pm- “Owls in the House” Nest Box Workshop

The Raptor Trust Education Center                                                                   $10 ($40 owl box kit optional)                                                                         Ages 7 years and up                                                                                       Registration required. To register, please contact TRT education center at 908-647-1091.

As the temperatures dip low, owls are looking for shelter in tree cavities and nest boxes- but, before long, they’ll stake their claims on these cozy winter homes for their springtime nests. Come meet a live owl, learn about the owls that call NJ home, and then learn how to build an owl house for your own backyard. Screech owl box kits will be available for purchase to workshop participants. What a great holiday gift- for family, friends, and for the owls. Meet at The Raptor Trust Education Center.

 

Saturday November 22nd, 7-10pm- Great Swamp Owl Prowl 

The Raptor Trust Education Center                                                                   $10 suggested donation                                                                                           Ages 15 years and up                                                                                       Registration required. To register, please contact TRT education center at 908-647-1091.

Who’s filling the winter nights with hoots and trills? We’ll find out! Come meet a live owl during a brief indoor program, and them head out with us into the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge to call and listen for owls. Meet at The Raptor Trust Education Center.

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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