Protecting raptors abroad

TRC lends expertise to preserve the Galápagos hawk population

Working the net: TRC uses the early internet to map flyways and track migrations

In the 1990s, the University of Minnesota partnered with the Raptor Center to pioneer osprey migration tracking using satellite-equipped backpacks. This effort sparked an educational revolution through the 'Highway to the Tropics' online course, enlightening students about nature and technology.

Partnership helps clarify avian blood clots

Puzzled by testing for rodenticide poisoning in raptors, TRC collaborates with neighbors and peers at the Veterinary Medical 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.

Low dose, drastic effect

Recent research from TRC measures the danger of a popular pesticide, Imidacloprid, often used on soybeans grown around Minnesota and its affects on birds and raptors.

A cascade effect

Diclofenac is a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID) used in veterinary medicine to treat various types of inflammation. It’s also known to cause harm to vulture populations who become exposed to it through the carrion they consume.