This month's segment of One Health Wildlife Talk will feature an interview with UC Davis gradute student Brittany Seibert who also volunteers at the California Raptor Center. As a 2016 Karen & Phil Drayer Fellowship Award recipient Brittany's research focused on chlamydial infections in birds of prey presented to rehabilitation facilities under the advisorship of Dr. Michelle Hawkins. Brittany will discuss her own specific experience working with the incredible birds of prey at the Center as well as the upcoming Fall Open House at the Raptor Center on Saturday, October 15.
The California Raptor Center (CRC) is an educational and research facility dedicated to the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned birds of prey (raptors). Our museum and our permanent collection of living, nonreleasable raptors are open to public view on weekdays and Saturdays.
We take in 300-350 sick, injured, and orphaned raptors each year, successfully returning about 60% to the wild. We also provide hands-on training in the care and management of birds of prey to those interested in rehabilitation, and offer educational programs to schools, ecological and environmental organizations, and the university community.
The California Raptor Center is authorized by the California Department of Fish and Wildlife and the US Fish and Wildlife Service. It is a unique facility in the state because of its affiliation with UC Davis School of Veterinary Medicine, which supports the medical needs of these special birds and offers a broad spectrum of care, from advanced imaging capabilities to surgical expertise.