Join us on April 6th for a special day at the beautiful Meher Mount Center in upper Ojai. Bird walks led by local Audubon Society chapters will start at 8:30AM and 9:30AM and we will be giving a special presentation with live birds of prey from 11:30-12:30 to teach our community about local wildlife and ways to be better stewards for our shared environment during peak nesting and migration seasons. A picnic lunch (BYO) will follow at 12:30 with breathtaking views from the Topa Topa patio. Visit mehermount.org for more info
This family-friendly Owl festival is centered around the annual nesting of the local Great Horned Owl the community has affectionately named 'Fiona'. Activities and refreshments will be offered starting at 11AM. We will be presenting a special owl themed presentation from 1-2PM.
Libbey Park offers a beautiful setting, perfect for community celebration, that will be ideal for continuing the conversation about advancing a green, sustainable, and resilient way of life.
Just as last year, there will be a variety of interactive activities, demonstrations, dynamic speakers, talented performers, and environmentally-friendly exhibitors, and and non-profits sharing information about living with a lighter, more compassionate footprint including ORC with live birds of prey! We will have a booth set up all day and will be giving a talk on stage in the afternoon.
ORC will be holding our annual new volunteer orientation on Sunday, February 17 from 1-2pm. Before coming to orientation please read through our volunteer information page. You will not be asked to turn in an application at orientation. If you’re on Facebook, please see our event and mark yourself as going. If you’re not on FB, just show up! If you have a folding chair, please bring it with you.
Come see some of ORC’s non-releasable ambassador birds of prey at Caravan Outpost’s holiday market from 11AM-4PM when the Ojai Raptor Center will have a small educational booth on display for the community. There will be vendors, activities for children and a toy drive at the event. Please visit caravanoutpost.com for more details
Join us for a fun, family friendly day at the Ojai Raptor Center! We'll have our live education ambassador birds in booths and on stage throughout the day. We'll also have amazing items for sale at our raptor store and in our silent auction. Kids activities and refreshments also available. This is a huge fundraiser for us in our mission of wildlife rehabilitation, help us spread the word!
No reservations required. Sorry- dogs are not allowed at this event. Follow road signage for parking.
Join us for our annual Spring Open House to meet live birds of prey. We will be discussing nesting and wildlife information post-Thomas fire in our theme booth.
We are located at 370 Baldwin Road. In the same complex as Help of Ojai. Look for ORC logo road signage and volunteers to assist in directions and parking.
If you are interested in volunteering at Ojai Raptor Center please review our Volunteer Information page to learn more about our program. We'll be holding an orientation to go over the basics of volunteering with us and to answer your questions.
*You will not need to bring in an application at this time. You will turn in your completed application upon scheduling your first day with us.
We hope you'll join us for our Fall Open House on October 29th! We are only open to the public during our Spring and Fall Open House and this is a great way to see the center and meet our education ambassadors. We will have booths with our ambassadors, our raptor store, theme booth, silent auction and refreshments. Follow the talon logo signs for parking. No reservations required.
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Flyer photo by Stacey Bergman
Because we are a full time wildlife rehabilitation center with an active hospital, we are not usually open to the public. We do open our doors twice a year to the community who supports us, to give them a closer look at what we do. Join us to learn about nesting season, wildlife rehabilitation, and to see live birds of prey up close. This is a huge fundraiser for us that will help us care for the many orphaned birds we will be receiving this coming spring. *Reservations not required.
WE HOPE TO SEE YOU APRIL 9TH!
*Follow our event signage and we will have parking attendants to guide you.
Ojai Raptor Center is looking for a new group of volunteers for the 2017 nesting/summer season. We're looking for volunteers in IT/Data Entry, Transport and Animal Care. Our largest need is in Animal Care.
Animal Care encompasses all the day-to-day work at the center, not just animal care. This includes- feeding all patients and education ambassadors; cleaning the hospital, mews and flights. This work is 90% custodial- which means a ton of cleaning. It also may include center landscaping, structure upkeep and other organizational/maintenance tasks. You will be assisting supervisors do intakes of patients, and help them feed and medicate birds and animals. It is dirty, hard work but extremely rewarding. From intake to release, you will learn a lot about birds of prey and some other species as well.
We are looking for a commitment of one 4 hour/week shift for nesting season. We need the most help during the months of May-July. If you know you may be traveling or have other commitments that will come up May-July we respectfully ask you to rethink volunteering with us during this time as we will spend a lot of time and energy training new volunteers. Our initial meeting will go over everything you will need to know before you commit to applying and starting the training process. We’ll go over a typical day at the center, what to expect and what is expected of our volunteers and we’ll take you on a brief tour. At this first meeting you will not be required to turn in an application.
*At this time we are not taking volunteers under the age of 17.
Please arrive on Sunday February 19th at 1 pm. Please bring a writing utensil and something to take notes with and a jacket in case it’s breezy. If you are able to bring a chair that would be helpful. We're not sure if we'll be inside or outside, depending on the weather.
Directions- If you have not yet been to our center- we are in the same complex as Help of Ojai off Baldwin Road. Keep Right and go down the driveway when you pull in. You will drive all the way to the back until you see our outdoor stage with our name and logo. Link to google maps above.
More information on volunteering can be found here.
ORC will be at this event with our education ambassadors and raptor store!
"With over 500 students expected to attend ranging from elementary schools to high schools, VCPWA will transform the Government Center parking lot and a number of conference rooms into interactive learning centers highlighting the many facets of our local Public Works team. The day will also have emphasis on educating young minds on the endless internship and job opportunities a career in Public Works may offer, giving students the chance to connect with several Public Works officials at a career booth.
From 9 a.m. – 2 p.m., VCPWA employees will lead tours of several display booths, including heavy equipment demonstrations that will give students a chance to get up close to the equipment that is used by VCPWA on many of the work sites around the county. Fun activities will also include hands-on stations where students will learn about native and drought tolerant plants, surveying, rain and stream measurements, composting with worms, a chance to visit the Storm Operations Center and for the first time, the unveiling of the new Raptor Study program showcasing hawk and owl exhibits.
VCPWA’s commemorative day will include a resolution adopted by the Board of Supervisors in the Hall of Administration at 10:30 a.m. VCPWA Director Jeff Pratt will also announce this year’s “Employees of the Year” recipients.
“National Public Works Day is a very important opportunity for us to educate and connect with the public,” said Pratt. “It will give the community a chance to get an in-depth look into a vital organization that is dedicated to providing and sustaining the county’s infrastructure and environment while enhancing the safety, health and quality of life for them."
SPRING OPEN HOUSE! Nesting Season: What you need to know!
*There is a chance of rain on Sunday. If we do need to cancel due to rain we will update all media sites early on Sunday morning!*
Spring Open House will focus on nesting season and all things baby raptors and birds. Nesting season is our busiest time of year and therefore the most important for community involvement and support.
Open House Features:
-Informational booths with live, bird of prey education ambassadors and raptor biofacts.
-Stage presentations- ORC educators and director Kim Stroud, Chumash stories, and local ornithologist and condor expert Jesse Grantham.
-Our Raptor Store will be stocked with Organic tees, bird guides, ORC gear, and much more.
-Silent Auction with fine art, gift baskets, jewelry and more.
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*Parking- Signage will be placed leading up to the center on Baldwin Road. We'll also have volunteers directing parking and traffic. Shuttles will run from our alternate parking lot on Burnham Rd. at Forrest Home as well.
*There are no dogs allowed at this event.