COVID-19 has impacted all of our lives, but please know that our shared commitment to the TRT mission is strong. While the Education Center and offices are closed, the infirmary remains open. We can assure you we’ve put strict measures in place to protect staff and everyone they come into contact with – while also ensuring that the birds in our care continue to receive everything they need. Some TRT updates:
- We’ve implemented A/B teams, which work on separate shifts isolated from the other group. We also have a zero-contact protocol in place whereby finders drop off birds outside, on a table, under a tent and fill out a form with their information online.
- As it gets busier in the infirmary, we’ve designated two staff members to remotely answer calls and help finders, using the intercom to communicate with infirmary staff. This allows the already-reduced infirmary staff to concentrate on bird care.
- All volunteers have been asked to stay home. This puts a strain on the staff, but the health and safety of this wonderful group is our first priority.
- Our Education Department continues to work remotely, creating engaging and thought-provoking content on our website and social media pages. This includes activities for children, trivia, and educational videos with resident birds.
- We’ve postponed several educational and fundraising events, such as Owlapalooza, Focus on Raptors, and our annual Community Day in May. While reschedule dates aren’t set, we look forward to seeing you when the time comes!
Baby birds are beginning to arrive, though not in overwhelming numbers…yet. So far, we’ve been able to avoid some difficult decisions as we evolve and adjust to the limitations imposed by Covid-19. Come what may, we are invested, as always, in doing as much as we possibly can.
The Raptor Trust has provided free medical care to all species of wild birds since 1983. The Trust has a fully equipped medical infirmary, including an intensive care wing. The Raptor Trust provides care for approximately 50% of all birds and 25% of all wildlife admitted to rehabilitation centers in New Jersey. The number of birds we admit each year has increased from 2,000 in 1990 to over 6,000 in 2018.
The Raptor Trust is located in Millington on White Bridge Road, bordering the Great Swamp National Wildlife Refuge. We are home to approximately 50 resident birds, an on-site medical and rehabilitation center and education center.
The Raptor Trust is currently closed to visitors, but remains open for bird admitting.
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Contact The Raptor Trust with any questions or to plan your visit or program!
Call: 908-647-2353 (Infirmary)
908-647-1091 (Administrative Office/Education Center)
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