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.
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.
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.