Beloved turkey vulture ambassador Nero, one of the oldest known turkey vultures in North America, passed away on April 19, 2022 at 47 years of age. He had a lasting impact on conservation and our understanding of his species, and inspired hundreds of thousands as an education ambassador. Nero will be dearly missed.
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.
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.
March was a busy month in our clinic and things won't slow down anytime soon. We released 26 birds back to the wild this month. See a collection of these raptors in our slideshow.
A new digital radiograph machine has improved the care we provide to the patients in our care. See the difference and enhanced clarity of our x-ray images, and learn how it has already led to better care for one of our clinic patients.