The California Raptor Center, which cares for injured eagles, hawks, vultures and owls, will hold a free open house from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 20.
Presentations at 10 a.m. and noon will cover raptor biology and ecology. Visitors also can see in their enclosures a variety raptors that cannot be re-released because of their earlier injuries, as well as birds out on the glove of volunteers.
Those who wish to take part in an hourlong “hawk walk” at 8 a.m. should bring binoculars.
Five small owls carved from Cornish oak and holly by artist Alan Harris of Cornwall, England, will go to the first visitor to make a $1,000 donation to the center.
To reach the center, follow Old Davis Road south from the main UC Davis campus. Cross the railroad tracks, then turn left onto the paved levee road just before the Putah Creek bridge. Parking is free.