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St. Paul, MN 55108


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Raptor Clinic


The Raptor Center’s medical services treat approximately 700 raptors each year, provides training in avian medicine and surgery for veterinarians from around the world, and identifies emerging issues related to raptor health and populations. For the calendar year 2013, we received 914 wild birds, along with 21 raptors used in education programs or in the sport of falconry.  (See our breakdown for 2013 below the weekly census.)

We have received 129 wild patients so far in 2014.  We currently have 78 patients, some of which were admitted in 2013.   Some are in individual patient cages while their injuries heal.  Others are in large flight rooms or outside in the rehabilitation courtyard for exercise before their release. The following table shows the patient census by species:

The Raptor Center
Current Patient Census
(as of April 14, 2014) 


            Bald Eagle14
Hawks - Buteos
            Red-tailed Hawk26
            Broad-winged Hawk7
            Red-shouldered Hawk1
Hawks - Accipiters
            Sharp-shinned Hawk1
            Northern Goshawk1
            Cooper's Hawk2
            American Kestrel2
            Peregrine Falcon0
           Great Horned Owl13
           Short-eared Owl0
           Northern Saw-whet Owl1
           Barred Owl4
           Eastern Screech-owl0
           Snowy Owl2
           Boreal Owl0
           Great Gray Owl2
           Long-eared Owl0
Others (Osprey)0
Others (Turkey Vulture)0


2013 clinic census

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