Year Founded
Local Leader/Exec. Director
Erin Katzner
Main Address

6000 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
United States

Mailing Address
PO Box 16443
Charlotte, NC 28297
United States

Carolina Raptor Center @ Quest
6345 Sample Road
Huntersville, NC 28078
United States

What We Do
Carolina Raptor Center ignites imaginations and inspires engagement in the natural world through the exploration and rehabilitation of birds of prey. 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 capital campaign for the new Quest facility will soon be underway and will include a 200-seat amphitheater, 40 aviaries housing one of the largest collections of birds of prey in the country. Our current 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 social media.
Interesting Info
  • Season 1 of Avian Adventures is available for on-demand streaming on our YouTube Channel at
  • Quest, the county's 13,000 environmental education center in Latta Nature Preserve, opened July 9, 2021.
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