Clinic

Each year, around 1,000 sick and injured wild raptors are treated at The Raptor Center's clinic. 

A world-renowned teaching hospital for wildlife, veterinary professionals from around the world come to study raptor medicine and surgery at The Raptor Center. The clinic staff is recognized for its groundbreaking work in avian orthopedics and critical care. The clinic is also well regarded for the training opportunities provided for veterinary students and veterinarians, along with their workshops on raptor rehabilitation, medicine and surgery, and captive raptor management. 

Short-eared owl

Short-eared Owl patient


2018 year to date total

887

Current patient count

73

2017 total was 1085

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 November 12, 2018

Eagles
Bald Eagle 26
Golden Eagle 0
Hawks - Buteos
Red-tailed Hawk 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 1
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Hawks - Accipiters
Sharp-shinned Hawk  1
Northern Goshawk  0
Cooper's Hawk  0
Falcons 
American Kestrel  0
Peregrine Falcon  0
Merlin  4
Owls 
Great Horned Owl  11
Northern Hawk-owl  0
Northern Saw-whet Owl  4
Barred Owl  0
Eastern Screech-owl  0
Snowy Owl  0
Short-eared Owl  0
Long-eared Owl  1
Great Gray Owl  0
Other
Northern Harrier  1
Osprey  0
Turkey Vulture  1

The Raptor Center depends on public support for 60% of our annual budget.

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