What do birds do in Minnesota winter?
Why do birds migrate south for the winter? Most people will say that it is cold here in the winter, so birds want to move south to where it is warmer. That is actually why people go south for the winter, but it is not the reason bird’s move south.
Clinic statistics as of September 30, 2022
Despite the challenges of a raging bird virus, The Raptor Center’s clinic admitted 825 raptors as of Sept. 30, just a few less than this same time period last year.
TRC director makes global impact through One Health workshop in Kenya
Wild animals such as raptors don’t adhere to human borders like those outlining states and countries. They also don’t exist in a vacuum and are impacted by the human, animal, and environmental factors around them.
Conquering crisis through communication: P4W connects, educates wildlife rehabbers during HPAI pandemic
Partners for Wildlife (P4W) is centered around communication—creating connections, sharing resources, and building a stronger, more resilient wildlife rehabilitation community. Nothing this year has brought that more to the forefront than the devastating challenge of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI).
Help TRC reach new heights through Give to the Max Day on November 17
Each year, Give to the Max Day represents the largest fundraising event of the year for many nonprofit organizations around Minnesota, and this year is no different. For The Raptor Center (TRC), the support it receives on this day is more vital than ever.
Rapid response - TRC leads charge in HPAI biosecurity and educational outreach at home and abroad
When the first migratory birds hit the skies in spring 2022, trouble came with them. Over the past year in Europe, a deadly disease called highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was circulating and hitched a ride on birds making their spring migration in North America.
Beyond raptors TRC works with bird owners, health officials to preserve ecosystem health during HPAI outbreak
In a world of ever-growing human populations and decreasing wild spaces, humans, domestic animals, and wildlife are living closer to each other than ever before.
Raptor Spotlight: Alula the Red-Tailed Hawk
As clearly witnessed over the past few years with COVID-19 in people and highly pathogenic avian influenza in birds, diseases can cause a wide range of challenges and issues for humans and wildlife alike.
Season of growth TRC welcomes new staff members
Summer is a time of development for many young raptors in the Midwest, and The Raptor Center (TRC) has been growing alongside them. TRC is excited to introduce several additions to its team of experts.