Friends of The Raptor Center

Promoting a healthy coexistence

Highlighting our partnership with Minneapolis Animal Care and Control

Raptor health, in our hands

Generosity powers our flight

Dedicated, devoted, Dorothy

Dorothy Kelly is the TRC volunteer with the longest number of consecutive years volunteering. She first joined us in October of 1982 when her daughter invited her to a volunteer interest meeting.

Adjusting to a new reality

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.

Congratulations graduates!

The school year has come to an end and some of our own are fledging the nest and graduating. Congratulations graduates, and thank you for being part of The Raptor Center!

TRC and Medtronic collaborate to measure stress in raptors

The Raptor Center (TRC) is collaborating with Matthew Bonner, PhD, research scientist at Medtronic, Inc., on creating a physiological way to measure stress in raptors.

Eagles released back to Red Wing habitat

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.

Max the match on November 14

Mark your calendars! On Give to the Max Day, the first $54,000 of gifts raised for The Raptor Center (TRC) will be matched by three loyal donors. These funds will be critical in helping TRC provide food, care, and world-class medical treatment to injured and ill raptors.

Promoting precision

 A minimally responsive great horned owl makes a significant turnaround thanks to a new syringe pump donated to the TRC

A rocky start

The late spring and summer months are commonly filled with stories reflecting unique challenges young raptors face once they leave the safety of their nests. In mid-August, the clinic admitted a young male osprey that fledged from its nest near a local gravel company.