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

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Wish List

Wish List

The CRC is always in need of various supplies to help us with our rehabilitation and education missions. A list of our ongoing needs can be viewed below. Donations are tax deductible and can be dropped off at the California Raptor Center during operating hours (9a-4p weekdays, 9a-12p Saturdays). You can also call the rehabilitation office at (530) 752-6091 to arrange drop-off.  

Day-to-Day Needs - Material Goods

Recurrent Needs (things we use a lot of):

  • Dish soap refills (e.g. Dawn)
  • Hand soap refills (e.g. Softsoap)
  • Paper towels
  • Nitrile gloves - S, M, L
  • Garbage bags (13 gallon kitchen bags)
  • Zip ties (all sizes)

Facilities and Grounds: 

  • Garden hoses (prefer 50 ft or longer and made of rubber for durability)    
  • Power washer  
  • Molded plastic utility carts (example)
  • Industrial shelves (example, example, example)
  • Walkie-Talkies (prefer set of 6-8 with charger, long range) (example)
  • Stone pavers
  • Bypass loppers
  • Anvil pruner
  • Hand pruner


  • Kitchen scissors (for cutting meat)

Husbandry and Enrichment: 

  • Astroturf (preferred brand: Grassworx Astroturf Specialty Rolls 3' x 50')
  • Pipe foam insulation, 3/4" thick
  • Black, braided nylon rope 5/8" thick
  • Falcon block perch (example)
  • Large branches, logs, and tree stumps for perching
  • Large rocks and boulders
  • Water bowls and bath pans (exampleexampleexample)
  • Misting system for cages (example)

Office Supplies:

  • Printer paper
  • Postage stamps (Forever stamps preferred)