Holiday Hours

The California Raptor Center will be closed on Monday 7/4 for Independence Day (a university holiday)
Injured birds can be brought to the Small Animal Clinic at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital
Also refer to this list of local wildlife centers that may be able to assist you

volunteers teaching students about raptors

A place for learning

The California Raptor Center's Education Program seeks to introduce people of all ages to raptors and their habitats, and to encourage appreciation, respect, and protection of these magnificent birds.

Many rehabilitation centers, including the CRC at UC Davis, have programs that allow unreleasable birds to serve as tools to educate the public about science and conservation. At the CRC, these programs include both public outreach classes and on-site educational tours.

There's a small fee for scheduled tours and presentations. All fees from educational programs benefit the raptors.

In addition to a formal talk, all these events emphasize a hands-on approach to learning. In the museum on campus, young children can search photographs for an owl camouflaged in a tree or match feathers to images of birds of prey while older kids admire the feet and skulls of various raptors.

When the CRC schedules a visit to a school, library, or club, our docents can tailor presentations to the needs of specific groups, from birders to young children. Of course the most popular attractions for these visits are the birds who accompany us. Grasshopper, a Swainson's Hawk, is one of our traveling ambassadors. We also travel with Great Horned OwlsBarn OwlsRed-tailed Hawks, and sometimes even Sullivan, one of our resident Golden Eagles.

The California Raptor Center focuses on outreach to the Greater Sacramento area and surrounding counties, and has hosted groups from as far as Los Altos, California.

Support the Education Program with a gift today!