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Carolina Raptor Center

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Year Founded:
1981
Local Leader / Exec. Director:
Jim Warren, Executive Director
Main Address:
6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
Mailing Address
PO Box 16443
Charlotte, NC 28297
Raptor Center @ Quest
6345 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

What We Do

Carolina Raptor Center ignites imaginations and inspires engagement in the natural world through the exploration and rehabilitation of birds of prey.

Assistance with offsetting the cost of bird food is one of our greatest needs at this time. Did you know that the Raptor Center resident and rehab birds can consume up to 8,000 mice in one month! Our birds feast on a buffet of other nutritious options including, rats, day-old chicks, quail, fish and some insects (mealworms, superworms, crickets). As a treat, many of our resident birds enjoy berries, grapes and other fruits! Thank you in advance for helping to feed the flock!

Today, the 3/4 mile Raptor Trail is an educational visitor attraction that displays over 30 different species of raptors in Latta Nature Preserve. The new Quest facility scheduled to go online in 2022 will include a 200-seat amphitheater, 40 aviaries housing one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the country. The 13,000 square foot county-owned environmental education center opened to the public in July 2021. Our Raptor Rescue facility treats over 900 raptors a year, releasing 60% of the birds that live for the first 24 hours back into the wild.

Every year, more than 67,000 people visit us or participate in our education programs, and over half a million engage with us through media like Avian Adventures, #EarthOptimismCLT and our raptor rehab blog.

Interesting Info

Season 1 of Avian Adventures is available for on-demand streaming on our YouTube Channel at www.youtube.com/c/CarolinaRaptorCenter.
Quest, the county's 13,000 environmental education center in Latta Nature Preserve, opened July 9, 2021.
The Raptor Center at Quest is slated to be completed sometime in 2022. Visit our website for updates.

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Volunteer Opportunities

Raptor Rescue Team
Repeats every day until Wed Dec 28 2022.
Monday, May 23rd, 2022
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SOAR- Teen Summer Volunteering
Repeats every day until Sun Aug 28 2022.
Saturday, June 25th, 2022
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