Oh, baby!
The Raptor Center
A baby owl

Each spring, The Raptor Center clinic receives an influx of young raptor patients. The nesting season for raptors in Minnesota is lengthy. A few raptors, such as great horned owls and some bald eagles, nest as early as January or February, while others, such as Cooper’s hawks and broadwinged hawks, have nestlings in June and July.

The first few months of life are the most challenging for young raptors, as they are especially vulnerable to spring storms, downed trees, failed attempts to fly, and unnecessary human intervention.

In a typical year The Raptor Center see 120 young raptors which require TRC’s specialized care and treatment. The knowledge and experience our clinic staff and volunteers provide gives raptor babies the best chance of survival in the early and often most different months of their lives.

Please help us care for these young birds by making a gift today. Please visit our secure website link below or call Elllen Orndorf at 612-624-8457.