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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

What We Do

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

Our 3/4 mile Raptor Trail is an educational visitor attraction that displays over 30 different species of raptors in Latta Plantation Nature Preserve. Our Jim Arthur Raptor Medical Center treats over 900 raptors a year, releasing almost 70% 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 Keeper Talks, EagleCam, a live streaming television feed of our resident bald eagles, or our raptor rehab blog.

Interesting Info

We are supported by 161 transport volunteers, who each help us transport and save injured raptors.
In 2008, we hired our first staff veterinarian, Dr. Dave Scott. One year later, he developed RaptorMed, a patient management software now used around the world.
Our Senior Medical Coordinator, Mathias Engelmann, started as a volunteer in 1983. Since then he has helped rehabilitate over 19,500 birds!

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