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Alaska Raptor Center, Sitka

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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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  • This was a return visit after several years and many improvements can be seen. Good presentation with live eagle. The focus is on preserving the birds: ideal for kids and adults alike. An excellent gi...  more »
  • This little gem of an "attraction" in Sitka is well-worth your time. You'll learn about raptors (Eagles, Hawks, Owls and more), get to visit with them up close and personal, see rehabilitated Bald Eag...  more »
  • The center is doing important work rehabilitating these magnificent birds. You can see them doing flight training and feeding. Wonderful staff! We learned a lot!  more »
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  • We took an excursion off the cruise ship and toured this facility last Wednesday. This place is a top notch place, great educated and respectful employees, very clean and we'll taken care of facility. Highly recommended.
  • Unlike the Fortress of the Bears (oh, man, so depressing!), the Raptor Center delivers on up-close, personal encounters with majestic eagles and owls. A camera with a good zoom will do you well here, as there are many opportunities to snag dramatic shots of the birds the Raptor Center has adopted or is nursing back to health. Walk the quiet paths among the evergreens, interact with the friendly and knowledgeable staff, and spend some time with your phone in your pocket for a change, soaking up the ambience. Recommended.
  • This is a must see visit. It is a rehabilitation and educational center for all manner of birds, though concentrated on raptors. Though you will see many eagles while in Sitka, this is your chance to get up close to these amazing birds and learn more about them, as well as other types of raptors and several types of owls. The outdoor exhibits are in a lush setting and they mimic as best as possible the bird's natural environments. The staff is very knowledgeable and you can tell their work is also their passion.
  • Great little find in Sitka, a lot of fun with some amazing birds!
  • Don't miss it. Spectacular. Learned so much from the nicest people who work there and love what they do. The birds of prey are the real show. Sitka, Alaska is beautiful!

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