Holiday Hours

The California Raptor Center will be closed Monday 5/29 for Memorial Day (a university holiday)

If you have found an injured bird, please call your local Animal Services or the California Department of Fish and Wildlife

Also refer to this list of local wildlife centers that may be able to assist you

Visiting during COVID-19

The California Raptor Center is open to the public.

Visiting hours:

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