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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?
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.
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.
The Cargill Foundation recently awarded The Raptor Center a $315,000 grant to expand STEM education in the Twin Cities using Raptor Lab, an online learning platform that puts raptors at the center of scientific education and exploration.
While there is currently no scientific evidence that raptors can contract or carry the novel coronavirus that causes COVID-19, the pandemic has impacted us at The Raptor Center (TRC) in a number of ways.
Kelly Auxier, digital communications specialist on the Advancement team at the College of Veterinary Medicine, prepares to release a juvenile bald eagle in Red Wing, Minn., on December 20.
Growing eagle populations and shrinking habitats have led to an increased number of reports of clashing territorial eagles. These mighty birds require many helping hands to recover from injury and illness. In early July, when two adult bald eagles had one such skirmish in the St. Croix River near Marine on St. Croix, Minn., a few key players helped save a life.