Hudson Valley Raptor Center
148 South Road (mailing)
Stanfordville, NY 12581
(845) 758-6957

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The Hudson Valley Raptor Center has apparently, sadly, closed its doors. If any additional information is obtained it will be posted here.

Founded by Dona Lakin Tracy and Glen Tracy to bring a higher level of skilled care to the injured wildlife of New York and operated by Wildcare, Inc., the Hudson Valley Raptor Center pursues the following goals: to provide the best possible care for injured birds of prey (raptors); to return as many recovered birds to the wild as possible; to enhance public understanding and appreciation of raptors; to breed unreleasable raptors and reintroduce their young to the wild; and to identify problems affecting raptors in the environment and work to correct them. Worthy goals, these.

New York State is home to many raptors, including the Golden Eagle, Bald Eagle, Cooper's Hawk, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon, Barred Owl, Boreal Owl, and the Merlin, to name just a few. There are very few places like this around, and HVRC presents a unique opportunity to experience the wild beauty of some of these birds close-up. The Center, located on a 90-acre farm in the Catskills, cares for more than 100 birds of prey. It's a quiet place, like a hospital -- something to keep in mind when taking a group to visit.

On the lighter side, individuals and groups will find a Tour to be a thrilling and educational experience that they will not soon forget. HVRC offers a number of great Family Programs and Events throughout the year, with live bird presentations, bird talks, benefits, and more. School Groups and others can participate in a number of unique on-site Programs. Call for details.

Outreach Programs are also available for Schools and Organizations. These include the presentation of live, unreleasable raptors, and related discussion.

Hours: Open to the general public on weekends, 1 - 4pm. Other days for School Groups. Call before visiting to confirm hours and fees.
Adults $10.00
Seniors $7.00
Students $7.00
Children 12 and under $3.00
Members, active Military, Firefighters, Law Enforcement and EMS admitted FREE.
Groups of 10 or more receive $1.00 off of adult admission only.
Group Reservations: At least 2 weeks in advance.
Lunch: Picnic on lawn.
Handicapped Access: Call for info.
Directions: Located in Milan. Take Taconic Parkway Red Hook/Pine Plains Exit. Go east on Rt. 199 for 1/4 mile and turn right onto Rt. 53 South. Center is one mile on right. 2 hours north of the George Washington Bridge.

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