How to help declining American kestrel populations

Our work at The Raptor Center rehabilitating birds of prey goes beyond just the individual bird. Yes, our goal is to get as many of these birds rehabilitated and back to the wild as possible. But as we do this, we are also collecting data that informs us about the world and environment around us. Each individual bird adds a bit more information and gives us insight into their populations and the health of our ecosystems.

Give the breath of life to raptors in need

Thanks to The Raptor Center’s outstanding donors, last year we were able to purchase an oxygen concentrator for our clinic. This crucial tool allows us to deliver supplemental oxygen to raptors in critical care, and we’ve seen great success with this treatment. To cater to our larger patients, one of our volunteers retrofitted a pet crate to function as an oxygen therapy chamber, so we could provide this lifesaving treatment to our eagle and osprey patients.

Freedom the eagle lands in new home

Found in Rush City, Minn., hanging by one leg from a pine branch 75 feet in the air, a juvenile bald eagle was too high for any ladder to reach. Fortunately, one of the concerned citizens mobilizing aid was an army veteran with sharpshooting skills. With time running out and approval from the state Department of Natural Resources, Jason Galvin went to work with his rifle. Ninety minutes and hundreds of precision shots later, the eagle, named “Freedom” by the neighbors, tumbled to the ground.

Raptor Academy on Demand launches, new registration opportunity coming soon

In January, The Raptor Center (TRC) launched a new online membership site called Raptor Academy On Demand. This first-of-its-kind resource brings together those working in raptor rehabilitation around the world into one virtual space. Members get 24/7 access to convenient, cutting-edge, and relevant raptor rehabilitation information whenever and wherever they need it.