The California Raptor Center is open to the public.
9 am - 4 pm Monday-Friday
9 am - 12 pm Saturday
Closed Sundays and University Holidays
General Visitation Information:
General information about visiting the California Raptor Center can be found here.
COVID-19 Safety Information:
- The live animal exhibits at the California Raptor Center are located outdoors
- Only one family at a time allowed in museum
- All visitors must follow the county's face covering mandate and adhere to the university's policies as outlined here.
If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or have symptoms of COVID-19 (not related to a chronic condition), please do not visit the California Raptor Center.
Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Safety Information:
- To protect our educational ambassador birds from the recent Avian Influenza outbreak, we ask that all visitors who own pet birds (including backyard poultry) please wear a clean pair of shoes while visiting the California Raptor Center
- Anyone dropping off a new raptor patient should follow the instructions on the pink signs at the front entrance to the facility
Found a Raptor?
Sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey can be dropped off at the California Raptor Center during working hours (9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday; 9 am to 12 pm Saturday; closed Sundays and university holidays) or at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital between 8 am and 5 pm.
If you have found a bird of prey:
- During CRC public hours (9 am - 4 pm, Mon.-Fri., 9 am - 12 pm Sat.):
Bring the bird directly to the California Raptor Center. Please follow the directions on the signs at the front entryway.
- When the CRC is closed to the public:
Please follow these instructions and drop the bird off at the Small Animal Clinic admissions desk (map and driving directions to the Small Animal Clinic are available here)
- After 5 pm:
Please hold the bird overnight and call the California Raptor Center the following day at (530) 752-6091, or call the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at (530) 752-1393
- You can also refer to this list of local wildlife rehabilitation centers that may be able to assist you with your wildlife emergency