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Jack, the red-tailed hawk, will be out to greet visitors at the Raptor Center Open House. He's quite the character!

Come visit Jack, the red-tailed hawk (pictured), and many other magnificent birds at the California Raptor Center (CRC) on Saturday, Oct 19th, 2013 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. There will be special presentations given at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. We also invite people to join our Hawk Walk which starts earlier at the CRC gate at 8:00 a.m. (bring binoculars). Cameras welcome, but no flash please.

The special presentations will demonstrate fascinating features of raptor biology and ecology, and visitors will be able to see many non-releasable raptors as well as birds out on the glove. Mendocino Brewing Company and Whole Foods will be on site to offer beer tasting (no sales) and appetizers. Stella, our new resident bald eagle will also be on display. Our onsite museum will be open, and T-shirts and other CRC souvenirs will be available for purchase.

While the Open House is free, we greatly appreciate tax-deductible donations that help provide care and feeding of resident raptors, underwrite education programs, provide medication and medical supplies for rehabilitation, and maintain our unique center.

Directions: From Interstate 80, take the UC Davis exit. Turn south on Old Davis Road, away from the main campus. Cross the railroad tracks and continue to the Putah Creek Bridge where there is a low-profile blue and gold California Raptor Center sign. Do not cross the bridge. Instead, turn left onto the paved levee road and follow it for one block until it dips down off the levee. Turn right into the CRC parking lot. Parking is free. Do not use GPS: it directs you to the wrong place.

About the California Raptor Center (CRC): The CRC is an educational and rehabilitation facility dedicated to the care of injured and orphaned birds of prey. Each year, the CRC takes in more than 350 sick, injured, and orphaned raptors, successfully returning about 60 percent to the wild. The UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine supports the medical needs of these birds and offers a broad spectrum of care, from advanced imaging capabilities to surgical expertise. The museum and permanent collection of living, non-releasable raptors are open to public view on weekdays and Saturdays.

For more info


Trina Wood, School of Veterinary Medicine; 530-752-5257,

Jo Cowen, CRC Education Coordinator, 530-752-9994

Lis Fleming, CRC Education Program,