The Illinois Raptor Center opens most days about 9:00 AM or 10:00 AM (average day).  Occasionally we open as early as 4:00 AM (program or critical patient).  But some days we open as late as noon or 1:00 PM (errands, veterinary appointment or picking up supplies).  We close about 5:30 PM or 6:00 PM (after patients and residents are fed and taken care of).  Occasionally we close about 3:30 PM or 4:00 PM (usually during the winter months).  But sometimes we close as late as midnight or 1:00 AM (critical patients, lots of orphans or catching up on paperwork).  We have been known to stay overnight (when it gets too late to even think about sleeping).  Some days or afternoons, we aren’t here at all (programs or veterinary appointments), and lately we’ve been here just about all the time (baby season!!!!).  Except when we are someplace else (in the hospital undergoing surgery) …but we really should be here then, too!  So...please contact us before transporting a patient. 


Phone:   217-963-6909




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