From the clinic

Earth Day raptor releases

It's Earth Day, and The Raptor Center had six individual bird releases! See their stories and see pictures from each.

Raptor Center volunteers release three snowy owls

In early April, we had three snowy owls to release on the same day. Our amazing Raptor Center volunteers were there to usher them back to the wild.

March Gladness - A month of bird releases in pictures

March was a busy month in our clinic and things won't slow down anytime soon. We released 26 birds back to the wild this month. See a collection of these raptors in our slideshow.

Enhanced views to improve raptor care

A new digital radiograph machine has improved the care we provide to the patients in our care. See the difference and enhanced clarity of our x-ray images, and learn how it has already led to better care for one of our clinic patients.

Cold snap no match for bald eagles

Bald eagles stick around during the winter, braving the cold Minnesota temps. Due to their amazing adaptations to survive in the cold, we can continue to release eagles throughout the winter.

What makes a raptor - Part 3, keen eyesight

The eyes of a raptor vary species to species to match their specific hunting and life style, but all species share the same trait of having extremely keen and powerful eyes.

What makes a raptor - Part 2, sharp talons

Raptor talons do more than just grab prey, and each species has unique adaptations to make it more successful

Celebrity rehab, The Raptor Center style

In late July, a little “stardust” settled on the clinic as a celebrity made a visit. His name? Orton, the male breeding peregrine falcon from Rochester, Minnesota.

A basic need

Nutrition’s fundamental role in raptor rehabilitation