Raptor Academy

Training for professionals working with raptors

Self-study online courses

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Owl wing being examined

Basic Raptor Physical Exam

Conducting a basic but thorough physical exam to identify all of the injuries sustained by a raptor is critical in evaluating treatment options and potential outcomes. This course takes you through a physical exam and identifies key factors often overlooked.

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Cost:
$35.00
Raptor skull

Raptor Anatomy and Physiology, Part 1

Discover the key anatomical features that make raptors both unique and challenging patients. You’ll explore the integument and its derivatives, the musculoskeletal system, and the senses.

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Cost:
$35.00
Owl pellet

Raptor Anatomy and Physiology, Part 2

Learn how the different body systems of raptors work and how each system affects a raptor’s medical care and rehabilitation. You’ll learn the key features of the digestive, respiratory, urogenital, and nervous systems.

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Cost:
$35.00
hawk foot with bandage

Raptor Bandaging

Do no harm! Learn when and how to properly apply the most common types of bandages used in raptor rehabilitation and the potential pitfalls of each.

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Cost:
$35.00
Eagle being hand fed in clinic

Raptor Diet and Nutrition

Gain a working knowledge of the proper nutrition to offer raptor patients during different stages of the rehabilitation process. You’ll learn about food type supplements, preparation methods and how much to offer.

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Cost:
$35.00
Person wearing gloves holding hawk on exam table

Raptor Handling 101

Learn techniques to handle raptors safely and with respect. You’ll also study personal protection equipment and techniques for capture, restraint, recovery, weighing, and hooding.

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Cost:
$35.00
Three eagles on perch together

Raptor Housing

Housing raptors safely during the different stages of rehabilitation can be challenging. You’ll discover the best housing options to use during times of critical care, convalescence, and reconditioning, and learn a few tricks to help prevent housing-related injuries.

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Cost:
$35.00
Sharp Shinned Hawk

Raptor Species Identification and Clinical Applications

Does it really matter what raptor species you just admitted to your rehabilitation facility? Yes, it does! You’ll learn key features for raptor identification along with species-specific considerations critical to the rehabilitation process.

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Cost:
$35.00
Baby Hawk

Young Raptor Identification

Raptors can sometimes be tricky to identify, especially when they are young.  Discover what features help to characterize different species when they are nestlings and fledglings.

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Cost:
$35.00