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


Current patient count


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 December 5, 2018

Bald Eagle 24
Golden Eagle 0
Hawks - Buteos
Red-tailed Hawk 17
Rough-legged Hawk 0
Red-shouldered Hawk 0
Broad-winged Hawk 5
Hawks - Accipiters
Sharp-shinned Hawk 0
Northern Goshawk 0
Cooper's Hawk 0
American Kestrel 0
Peregrine Falcon 0
Merlin 2
Great Horned Owl 5
Northern Hawk-owl 0
Northern Saw-whet Owl 5
Barred Owl 0
Eastern Screech-owl 1
Snowy Owl 1
Short-eared Owl 0
Long-eared Owl 1
Great Gray Owl 0
Northern Harrier 0
Osprey 0
Turkey Vulture 1
Other 0

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

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