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California Raptor Center Spring Open House on May 5th

April 23, 2018

Wes, the western screech owl

Wes, the western screech owl

Come visit Wes and Ash, the newest western screech owl ambassadors, at the California Raptor Center’s (CRC) Open House on Saturday, May 5th from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. They may be small, especially in comparison to great horned owls, Luna and Forrest, but they are a hoot to watch. Many of the other resident ambassador birds will be on the glove for a closer look with volunteers ready to answer all of your questions about raptors.

Special presentations at 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. will demonstrate fascinating features of raptor biology and ecology. We also invite you 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. Visitors over the age of 21 will have the opportunity to sample selections from local Super Owl Brewery (no alcohol sales are available onsite.) Woodstock’s will provide tasty pizza samples. Pizza bites and beer will be available from 12-2 pm.

The CRC onsite museum will be open, with T-shirts, plush toys and other souvenirs 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.