Welcome to the Raptor Trust
Leonard J. Soucy, Jr. 1932 – 2014
||Len Soucy made a life of making lives better. Whether saving avian lives here at The Raptor Trust, educating others on the diversity and value of wild animals in our lives, or studying raptor populations so that we humans could learn more about them and live better with them, Len’s was truly a life well lived.In honor of that lifetime of work toward the protection and preservation of all things wild, especially birds, and the educational opportunities he labored to present to us all, we have established the Leonard J. Soucy Jr. Memorial Fund for projects that would be meaningful to him. His commitment to a thriving avian population will live on, with special support for new ideas and approaches from the Memorial Fund.
We are working on arrangements for a fitting tribute to Len and his life’s work. Announcements regarding memorial services will be made soon. Please check back for information.
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.
2014 UPCOMING EVENTS !
Saturday August 30th, 1pm- Raptor Trust Tour Talks
Meet at The Raptor Trust Gift Shop $10 adults, $5 Kids 12 and under Registration required. Please call our education center at 908-647-1091 to register. Registration closes Friday, August 29th. If you are interested, please be sure to register before then because availability is limited and spots fill up quickly.
Join us on Labor Day weekend for a guided tour of The Raptor Trust’s outdoor aviaries. Learn about the work of The Trust and hear some of the stories of the nearly fifty birds of prey, including hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls, that have a permanent home at the center. Meet at The Raptor Trust 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.