The public is welcome to a free Open House at the California Raptor Center Saturday, May 12, 2007. We will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. There will be special presentations at 10 a.m. and noon. We also invite people to join us before the event on our Hawk Walk. We will scout nearby creekside and farm habitat for bird sightings. The Hawk Walk starts at the California Raptor Center gate at 8 a.m. and finishes at 9 a.m.
At the center, 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. 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. To reach the center, 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.
For a map visit our Web Site at: http://www.vetmed.ucdavis.edu/ars/raptor.htm
More information: Jo Cowen, Education Coordinator, 530-752-9994