General News

Flight for survival

Raptors take wing through danger, drama, and more in annual fall migrations

Legislative funding boosts environmental research

Funding from Minnesota’s Environment and Natural Resources Trust Fund will allow The Raptor Center to be involved in four research projects taking flight.

Letter from the director

There is something magical about the fall season, as the wind takes on a chill and nature gets ready for another winter.

Philanthropic support keeps TRC at the cutting edge

Since 1974, The Raptor Center (TRC) has treated nearly 30,000 raptors in its specialized medical center.

Raptor Spotlight: Lutsen

The Raptor Center (TRC) welcomed another ambassador bird to its ranks this past July.

TRC welcomes new staff and ambassador raptor to team

The next time you visit The Raptor Center (TRC), you’ll be greeted by some new faces.

Year of challenges gives way to new opportunities for The Raptor Center

The last year at The Raptor Center (TRC) has been one of challenges and opportunities.

A long-awaited return to the wild

Some patients require a bit more time to heal than others. First arriving in October of 2020 with all his flight feathers singed, this male peregrine falcon had to molt and regrow a whole new set. He was able to return back to the wild September of 2021.

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.

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.