This wildlife center provides innovative veterinary practices and medicine to Alaska's raptors then releases them back into ... More
Alaska Raptor Center
This wildlife center provides innovative veterinary practices and medicine to Alaska's raptors then releases them back into the wild. The birds that cannot fly are housed in an outdoor display. Visiting hours vary in the summer and winter months.
My husband and I where in Sitka via a Cruise Ship for vacation. We had taken a Cruise Ship vacation two years ago and fell in love with the Eagles, but our Ship did not stop in Sitka. I had read about the Raptor Center before this years Cruise and I was really looking forward to the visit there. My husband and I were not disappointed. The walk from the port to the Raptor Center was beautiful. Our guide was great and the Eagle's where beautiful. The people there are truely amazing and do wonderful work.
Thanks to all at the Raptor Center.
This was absolutely the high light of a recent cruise-tour. We walked up to the center in the rain and stayed for about 2-3 hours. The center is very well maintained and you can tell that the birds come first and foremost to all of the volunteers. The volunteers are all very knowledgeable and very helpful in answering questions. Sitka and Volta take center stage but all of the other birds are very interesting. The clinic is situated so that you can watch them work on the birds. The gift shop is very nice and well stocked. You can also adopt the birds and your donation goes completely to helping the raptors.
Beautiful facility inside and out - everything has been done to accomodate the birds they rehabilitate and for those that are no longer air borne! You immediately sense the birds and staff as "one"..total respect for their well being and that shines thru. The staff takes great pride in the Raptor Center and we as tourists viewing the process are filled with awe and a renewed respect for nature and all it's creatures. I couldn't compliment them enough for their time and effort in helping these birds! It was the first tour on my list of things to see in Sitka! Cheri from Minnesota
The Raptor Center is an exceptionally well managed facility. The priority, of course, are the wonderful birds who are residents there. I found the experience to be very educational, which I expected, but also very emotional as well. There is a grace and beauty in these magnificent birds that transcends descriptions. I left with a feeling of awe and tremendous respect for not only the eagles and friends, but also the wonderful staff who serve them. Be sure to visit the book store/gift center.
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