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Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka

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Must see · Nature / Park · Wildlife Area
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Working to protect and rehabilitate the state's many species of predatory birds, Alaska Raptor Center is one of the most extensive organizations of its kind in the country. The facility is set on nearly 7 ha (17 acres) of forest and is home to birds of prey, some of whom will be rehabilitated and eventually released into the wild and some of whom are permanent residents due to their injuries. One of the center's crowning features is its massive flight training center, an enclosed outdoor area where recovering eagles can practice the hunting, landing, and flight skills that may have degraded during their incapacitation. Be sure to watch the birds in action from the viewing corridor. Add Alaska Raptor Center to your Sitka travel itinerary, and discover new vacation ideas by using our Sitka holiday planner.
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  • My wife wanted to go but I did think I would like it. Boy was I wrong! Please go see this wonderful place. And thank you to a great staff that explained the life of this Eagles (and other... 
    My wife wanted to go but I did think I would like it. Boy was I wrong! Please go see this wonderful place. And thank you to a great staff that explained the life of this Eagles (and other...  more »
  • It was an amazing Center. They do such incredible work with the raptors. The staff are very caring towards the birds. All of the staff were very knowledgeable about the birds. It was amazing to get... 
    It was an amazing Center. They do such incredible work with the raptors. The staff are very caring towards the birds. All of the staff were very knowledgeable about the birds. It was amazing to get...  more »
  • Good educational activity for whole family. Able to get close up and personal with the birds and learn about their diet, habitat and range. A definite yes for a visit 
    Good educational activity for whole family. Able to get close up and personal with the birds and learn about their diet, habitat and range. A definite yes for a visit  more »
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  • I loved this place...it's been a few years since I've been there. I got to meet Volta, on 3 different occasions and I learned so much. This center is wonderful...it's fun, educational and the rehab work is inspiring! Highly recommend!
  • Visited the center a number of years ago and thoroughly enjoyed it. To experience these beautiful birds up close was truly wonderful.
  • If you have a couple hours of free time, consider visiting the Alaska Raptor Center. Friendly and patient staff and you're able to get up close to the birds they're caring for. No, you're no allowed to hold or interact with the birds, but if you have a camera with any sort of zoom, you can get some really nice photos. The highlight of the day was when they brought out a snowy owl for a live presentation. Normally they have an eagle, but he wanted the day off. No complaints from us, we love all raptors. Admissions help the funding of the center, which we are happy to support.
  • Kincaid, Shelia, and Spirit (two humans and one eagle, respectively) put on an amazing presentation on the Alaska Raptor Center. This was just a really cool place. They take really good care of these birds (owls and ravens too). For this city kid who has only see a bald eagle from a webcam or from the ground looking up, this was an amazing experience. I highly recommend it.
  • visited as a Offshore Excursion on our cruise, was a great experience over all Loved the "Hoot Hut" outdoor enclosure

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