In the community

How to help declining American kestrel populations

The number of American kestrels admitted to our clinic has seen a decrease in the past several decades, which speaks to the larger population decline across all of North America. Learn more about what you can do to help this charismatic falcon species.

Freedom the eagle lands in new home

Three things defined the Fourth of July week in 2016: A bald eagle. An army veteran. A rescue.

Raptor Academy on Demand launches, new registration opportunity coming soon

In January, The Raptor Center (TRC) launched a new online membership site called Raptor Academy On Demand.

Experience the magic of raptors wherever you are

The Raptor Center has you covered with our selection of virtual programs.

Baby Fever

Spring marks start of busy season fielding concerned calls about young raptors.

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.

Freedom's next adventure

Freedom the bald eagle came to The Raptor Center in perhaps the most dramatic way possible - but he's now about to begin his next big adventure at a New Jersey zoo.

The earliest of early birds

Great horned owls are typically the earliest nesting raptors in Minnesota, laying eggs in January and early February and braving sub-arctic temperatures. But what’s the rush and what's the cycle of mating like for these owls?

Outdoor Investigations in the STEM Classroom

Funded by the Cargill Foundation, OISC aims to bringing a STEM-based curriculum, Raptor Lab, into classrooms in underserved communities in Minneapolis, its northern and western suburbs, and St. Paul.

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.