What is The Raptor Center?
Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center rehabilitates around 800 sick and injured raptors each year, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations.
An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.
In addition, The Raptor Center reaches approximately 150,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.
Tour of The Raptor Center
Visit The Raptor Center
Let a visit to The Raptor Center start your exploration of learning about raptors and the world we share together. Our winged ambassador birds and knowledgeable staff and volunteers will be your guides. Whether you want to just spend an hour with us, or begin a lifetime of learning and appreciation for what raptors can teach us, we welcome the opportunity to share with you.
Raptor Release Newsletters
Raptor Release is published each fall and spring. In addition to articles about The Raptor Center's teaching, research, and service activities, Raptor Release contains regular features including news from The Raptor Center and upcoming events.
- Spring 2016
- Fall 2015
- Spring 2015
- Fall 2014
- Spring 2014: commemorative 40th anniversary issue
- Fall 2013
- Spring 2013
- Fall 2012
- Spring 2012
- Fall 2011
- Fall/Winter 2011
- Spring/Summer 2010
If this spring is like most, we will see about 120 young raptors that will need our help.
Please help us help baby raptors by making a special gift to our baby shower fund. If TRC can raise $20,000 by June 15, TRC board of advisor member Teresa Daly, and husband Greg Konat, will contribute $5,000 to help baby raptors.