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February 24, 2020

Early in 2019, a documentary crew in partnership with the Audubon Society of Omaha visited The Raptor Center to film and interview staff about the problem of lead poisoning in birds of prey, particularly bald eagles. Their documentary, Fragments, skillfully outlines the issue of lead in our environment from hunting ammunition and fishing tackle and its impact on wildlife.

Please watch this short film, and share with friends and family, as we spread the word about this serious and solveable issue.

February 17, 2020

Each year we receive a handful of calls regarding owls trapped in the chimneys of homeowners. Several species of owls use natural and manmade cavities for nesting and may mistake open chimneys as a potential nest site. The most common species we find trapped in chimneys is the barred owl. These large owls begin looking for a nesting location during the winter or early spring, and sometimes find their way into chimneys. Once inside, the depth and sheer walls make it difficult to escape.

November 6, 2019

Our community of donors and volunteers support The Raptor Center's mission so we can rehabilitate raptors and continue our mission. Not only does philanthropy fuel over 60% of our work, but the time and commitment from supporters helps keep raptors flying free.

November 4, 2019

Meet Palisade, the newest team member to join The Raptor Center!

On Friday, October 18 we received a very surprising patient in our clinic – a nestling barn owl!

In all of The Raptor Center’s 45 years, we’ve never had a nestling barn owl admitted to our clinic. While barn owls are known to occasionally nest in Minnesota, there are very few reported nests as our state is just on the edge of their typical nesting range.

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