Fall 2022

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.

What’s in a number? TRC admits its 30,000th patient, marks a milestone in decades of data-driven care

On Jan. 1, 1974, a northern goshawk suffering from a wing injury after being shot was admitted as the first official patient to The Raptor Center’s (TRC) veterinary clinic.

Letter from the director

As the year comes to a close, we have more to be thankful for than ever before. It has been an incredibly challenging year with an unprecedented outbreak of highly pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) hitting our wild birds harder than we have ever seen.