Visiting during COVID-19

The California Raptor Center is open to the public.

Visiting hours:

General Visitation Information:

General information about visiting the California Raptor Center can be found here.

COVID-19 Safety Information:

  • The live animal exhibits at the California Raptor Center are located outdoors
  • Only one family at a time allowed in museum
  • All visitors must follow the county's face covering mandate and adhere to the university's policies as outlined here.

If you have tested positive for COVID-19 within the past 10 days or have symptoms of COVID-19 (not related to a chronic condition), please do not visit the California Raptor Center.

Highly Pathogenic Avian Influenza (HPAI) Safety Information:

  • To protect our educational ambassador birds from the recent Avian Influenza outbreak, we ask that all visitors who own pet birds (including backyard poultry) please wear a clean pair of shoes while visiting the California Raptor Center
  • Anyone dropping off a new raptor patient should follow the instructions on the pink signs at the front entrance to the facility

Found a Raptor?

Sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey can be dropped off at the California Raptor Center during working hours (9 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday; 9 am to 12 pm Saturday; closed Sundays and university holidays) or at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital between 8 am and 5 pm.

If you have found a bird of prey:

  • During CRC public hours (9 am - 4 pm, Mon.-Fri., 9 am - 12 pm Sat.):
    Bring the bird directly to the California Raptor Center. Please follow the directions on the signs at the front entryway.
  • When the CRC is closed to the public:
    Please follow these instructions and drop the bird off at the Small Animal Clinic admissions desk (map and driving directions to the Small Animal Clinic are available here)
  • After 5 pm:
    Please hold the bird overnight and call the California Raptor Center the following day at (530) 752-6091, or call the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital at (530) 752-1393
  • You can also refer to this list of local wildlife rehabilitation centers that may be able to assist you with your wildlife emergency