“Light as a feather” is a phrase often used to describe something light and insubstantial. Feathers may be lightweight, but they’re anything but insubstantial.
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.
The Raptor Center (TRC) provides two, one-year internship training programs for postgraduate veterinary professionals interested in advancing their skills in avian and wildlife medicine.