The public is welcomed to a free Open House at the California Raptor Center on Saturday, November 4, 2006 on the UC Davis campus.
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.
Before the center opens, we invite people to join our Hawk Walk, an opportunity to spot birds of prey in nearby creekside and farm habitat. This walk starts at the center's gate at 8:00 a.m. and finishes at 9:00 a.m.
At the California Raptor Center, part of the School of Veterinary Medicine, we care for injured raptors (eagles, hawks, vultures, falcons, owls and others), rehabilitating and releasing them back to the wild whenever we can. Guided by veterinary faculty, veterinary students also gain valuable hands-on experience that prepares them to provide compassionate clinical care for wildlife. Birds that cannot be released are trained to take part in our Education Program.
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 located 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 parking lot. Parking is free.
More information: Jo Cowen, Education Coordinator, 530-752-9994