California Raptor Center temporarily closed to the public

Temporary Closure

The California Raptor Center is currently closed to the public.

Per statewide guidance for institutions of higher education, the California Raptor Center remains closed to the public, and all in-person education programs are postponed until further notice. 

We are still providing rehabilitative care for birds of prey. See below for details.

Virtual education programs are available! Learn more here.

Found a Raptor?

We are accepting sick, injured, and orphaned birds of prey at the UC Davis Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital between 8 am and 5 pm.

If you have found a bird of prey:

  • During work hours (8 am - 5 pm):
    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 hours:
    Please hold the bird overnight and call the Veterinary Medical Teaching Hospital the following day 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


We apologize for any inconvenience. As the COVID-19 situation evolves, we will provide updates on this website and by social media. You can visit our Facebook page to see the latest news from the CRC.