Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI)

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) H5N1 

We are OPEN to public visitation.

We are accepting new patients and screening them at intake.

HPAI Resources

To protect the raptors in our care, we are admitting new patients only after triaging them in a designated screening area at our facility. Please follow the instructions on the signs at the entrance when you arrive with a bird. Do not bring the bird inside the facility; call the posted number, and we will meet you in the parking lot. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding as we take steps to safeguard our resident raptors.

Our ambassador birds and rehabilitation patients are all housed on-site, and although they are in separate buildings located on opposite ends of the grounds, the highly contagious nature of this strain of H5N1 poses major risks for disease spread within a facility. Raptors have been particularly susceptible and suffer high mortality rates from this strain of H5N1. We have established a quarantine zone and triage area, but we need your help to coordinate the safe arrival of new patients.

By following the posted instructions and waiting for us to meet you in the parking lot, we can be ready to admit the bird you brought with heightened biosecurity measures designed to help keep the raptors at the California Raptor Center safe from possible HPAI exposure. Thank you for your cooperation in preventing the spread of this virus.


If you find a sick or injured raptor, call our office at (530) 752-6091 to discuss the situation and arrange drop-off, or bring it to the California Raptor Center and follow the instructions posted at the facility entrance.