The public is welcomed to a free Open House at the California Raptor Center (CRC) on Saturday, February 14, 2004. We will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., and there will be special presentations at 10:00 a.m. and noon.
We also invite people to join our Hawk Walks, which start at the CRC gate. The walk for adults is from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., and the walk for families is from 11:00 a.m. to noon.
At CRC we care for injured raptors (eagles, hawks, vultures and owls), rehabilitating and releasing them back to the wild whenever we can. Birds that cannot be released are trained to take part in our Education Program. Students studying veterinary medicine, wildlife biology, animal science, zoology, avian sciences, and related disciplines receive hands-on experience in conducting clinical care for wildlife
The Open House is designed to show people what we do.The special presentations will demonstrate fascinating features of raptor biology and ecology, and visitors will be able to see many different raptors close up, on the fist, and in our display cages. Our museum will also be open.
The California Raptor Center is on the south edge of the UC Davis campus. Turn south on Old Davis Road from the UC Davis exit off Interstate 80, and then left on the levee road immediately before the Putah Creek Bridge. Follow the paved levee road one block and turn diagonally left, going down to the CRC parking lot. Parking is free.