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“Raptor Exhibit”

Alaska Raptor Center
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Ranked #1 of 45 things to do in Sitka
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Owner description: Growing from a backyard, volunteer-run operation, the Alaska Raptor Center has become Alaska's foremost bald eagle hospital and educational center, as well as one of the state's premier visitor attractions.Each year, the Alaska Raptor Center provides medical treatment to 100-200 injured bald eagles and other birds. Our goal is to release our patients back into the wild; some, however, are injured so severely they could not survive in the wild even after rehabilitation. These birds may join our Raptors-in-Residence, providing excitement and education for more than 36,000 annual visitors and for the 15,000 schoolchildren we reach through the Adopt-A-Raptor program and Classroom Presentations around the country.The Alaska Raptor Center's 17-acre campus borders the Tongass National Forest, a temperate coastal rainforest, and the Indian River in Sitka, Alaska, and features award-winning natural habitats for our 19 Raptors-in-Residence.
Olympia, Washington
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“Raptor Exhibit”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

What a wonderful and informative center on raptors. We saw Bald Eagles, owls, and falcons. They volunteer gave us a great deal of information on the healing and release of these wonder birds. Those that cannot be released back into the wild are used as educational birds and have been educating people of their place in they cycle of life on this planet. One eagle has been to all 50 states. Wonderful exhibit, bird rehabilitation, and educational center.

Visited May 2013
Thank Sandra W
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Livonia, Michigan, Usa
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“Awesome Birds”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2013

While on a cruise to Alaska we visited the beautiful city of Sitka. We took an excursion from our ship, the Oosterdam, Bears, Barnacles and Birds. For the Birds portion was the Alaska Raptor Center. Here they take in injured Eagles, Owls, Ravens, Falcons to rehabilitate and send back into the wild. We enjoyed a presentation complete with Sitka, a 71/2 foot wing span Bald Eagle talking about the wonderful work they do at the center. It is fascinating to see these majestic birds up close. It's very "Alaska-ish". I highly recommend.

Visited May 2013
Thank Mary B
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Seattle Wa
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8 reviews
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“An Absolute must in Sitka”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 12, 2013

The interactive layout and All the Raptors! What a great job they do!

Check schedule as they may close on weekends outside the high season..

Visited May 2013
1 Thank MadameCerette
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“You have to go here!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 7, 2013

Even though they were closed the day we had off from meetings, we got to see the Eagles and Owls they had on the outside of the building. If you are in Sitka, you must take the time to go here!

Visited May 2013
Thank ladysteele75
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 24, 2013

you will see eagles up close. many have been hurt. These are magnificent birds. Don't miss. Large gift shop. you will love it. Fee is for birds care

Visited June 2012
1 Thank Maryglynn
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