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Each year, around 800 sick and injured wild raptors are treated at The Raptor Center's clinic. 

This is world-renowned teaching hospital for wildlife where veterinary professionals from around the world come to study raptor medicine and surgery. The clinic staff is recognized for its groundbreaking work in avian orthopedics and critical care. They are well regarded for the training opportunities provided for veterinary students and veterinarians, as well as their workshops on raptor rehabilitation, medicine and surgery, and captive raptor management. 

Current Patient Census

Some of our patients are in individual patient cages while their injuries heal. Others are in large flight rooms or in managed areas for exercise before their release.

As of August 31, 2015

Eagles
Bald Eagle 11
Golden Eagle 1
Hawks - Buteos
Red-tailed Hawk 14
Broad-winged Hawk 12
Red-shouldered Hawk 2
Hawks - Accipiters
Sharp-shinned Hawk  0
Northern Goshawk  0
Cooper's Hawk  4
Falcons 
American Kestrel  6
Peregrine Falcon  2
Prairie Falcon  1
Merlin  2
Owls 
Great Horned Owl  6
Northern Hawk-owl  0
Northern Saw-whet Owl  0
Barred Owl  3
Eastern Screech-owl  2
Snowy Owl  0
Boreal Owl  0
Great Gray Owl  0
Others (Northern Harrier)  1
Others (Osprey)  0
Others (Turkey Vulture)  1

2015 year to date total

584

Current patient count

76

 

broad winged hawk patient

Young Broad-winged hawk patient in an outdoor flight pen. This is a part of the rehabilitation process. Note the green tape on a temporary leg band, which allows The Raptor Center staff and volunteers to identify the individual, as it is housed with others of its species.

We need your help to support the care and treatment of injured raptors at The Raptor Center.

Examples of how your gift makes a difference for our raptor patients:

$45 = 1 month of food for an eagle 
$75 = a radiograph 
$100 = initial admission exam 
$500 = 2 weeks of medical care & food

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