Help an Injured Raptor
Tips for handling injured raptors
1. Please do not attempt to rehabilitate a raptor on your own. Always contact a licensed professional. If you are unsure of who to notify, you can contact The Raptor Center, or appropriate agencies in your area:
- The United States Fish and Wildlife Service (USFWS)
- Your state's Department of Natural Resources or Department of Game, Fish, and Parks
- Your local sheriff's office
During business hours, staff are available to explain how to help injured raptors.
Our main phone number is 612-624-4745. After hours/weekends please call 612-702-9924.
During the Spring and Summer, we will admit birds until 7 p.m. A Raptor Center clinician is available by phone for injured raptor consultations until 9:00 p.m.
We are deeply grateful to those who have taken the time to help transport or rescue a raptor patient. If you provided an email at the time of patient admission, we will provide you an update upon resolution of the case.
While we do not have the resources to respond to multiple requests for updates, we want to ensure that, if interested, you know the outcome of your efforts and are happy to provide this information via email, and put "patient outcome" in the subject line.