From the clinic

Clinic statistics, Fall 2023

So far, the total number of raptors admitted to the hospital is similar to that of recent years. Looking back, this number has been at a slow but steady increase for the most common species found in Minnesota.

Flu fighters: Highly pathogenic avian influenza outbreak prompts adaptations to young raptor care

In the midst of this severe disease outbreak, TRC staff came up with creative solutions to continue to provide care for juvenile raptors while preventing transmission of HPAI between patients or to nests.

Clinic statistics - Spring, 2023

The spirit and resilience patients often show is inspiring and fuels the clinic as it works endlessly on behalf of these incredible birds. Check out 2022 admissions top 5 species.

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.

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.

Red-tailed hawk overcomes damaged feathers to take flight once more

 “Light as a feather” is a phrase often used to describe something light and insubstantial. Feathers may be lightweight, but they’re anything but insubstantial.

A long-awaited return to the wild

Some patients require a bit more time to heal than others. First arriving in October of 2020 with all his flight feathers singed, this male peregrine falcon had to molt and regrow a whole new set. He was able to return back to the wild September of 2021.

Give the breath of life to raptors in need

Thanks to The Raptor Center’s outstanding donors, last year we were able to purchase an oxygen concentrator for our clinic.

TRC internships train the next generation of avian and wildlife veterinarians

The Raptor Center (TRC) provides two, one-year internship training programs for postgraduate veterinary professionals interested in advancing their skills in avian and wildlife medicine.