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American Kestrel 7.8.17

American Kestrel 7.8.17

This hatchling American Kestrel was found on the ground. Its parents were not seen following hours of observation, so it eventually made its way to us. It has been extremely eager to eat and shows no signs of injury.

Date Admitted: 7.8.17

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Great Horned Owl 6.23.17

Great Horned Owl 6.23.17

This female Great Horned Owl was rescued in Tetonia, Idaho unable to fly. After a routine physical exam, we determined that she had no major injuries. Bruising on her left leg and her proximity to a road when rescued indicates that she was hit by a car. She is likely sore and tired, and we…

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Northern Pygmy Owl 1.26.17

Northern Pygmy Owl 1.26.17

This tiny owl was rescued from a cat's mouth, inside a chicken coup in Victor, ID. Cat bites can often lead to systemic infection and so he was immediately put on a round of antibiotics. He also had blood on his beak and we suspect he may have hit a window first before getting picked up by the cat.…

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American Kestrel 5.1.17

American Kestrel 5.1.17

On the morning of May 1st, a local Wilson resident heard a small commotion in the fireplace. She looked inside to find that a tiny falcon had flown down the chimney and become trapped in the fireplace. She called Teton Raptor Center, and we rescued the female American Kestrel and brought her to our…

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Great Horned Owl 5.4.17

Great Horned Owl 5.4.17

A well-meaning resident of Driggs, ID picked up this young chick after he found him on the ground. The resident attempted to care for the young owl, not knowing that the best thing to do in this situation is to contact a wildlife rehab center like Teton Raptor Center for help. The young owl was fed…

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Cooper's Hawk 4.20.17

Cooper's Hawk 4.20.17

On April 20th, Addie and her father Fred were out for a walk when they found this Cooper's Hawk on the ground. They called Teton Raptor Center, and we brought the hawk to our clinic. She had injuries to eyes and temporary paralysis in her legs. We don't know the cause but suspect possible window…

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Swainson's Hawk 5.8.17

Swainson's Hawk 5.8.17

This female Swainson's Hawk was found on a road in Pocatello, Idaho unable to fly. She was suffering from head trauma, abdominal bruising, a low blood-lead level, and airsacculitis. Airsacculitis is a relatively common avian respiratory infection that can make it hard for inflicted birds to breathe.…

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American Kestrel 5.16.17

American Kestrel 5.16.17

This female American Kestrel was found in a parking lot in Pocatello, ID unable to fly. We think she was likely entangled in something (string, wire, etc.), which resulted in the loss of part of her right wing. When she arrived at Teton Raptor Center, her injury had healed. It is possible that her…

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Barn Owls 5.19.17

Barn Owls 5.19.17

Last month, Idaho Fish and Game Department took in four Barn Owl nestlings after their nest in a haystack was unintentionally destroyed. It was memorial day weekend, but after calling a few of our volunteer Raptor Rescuers in Idaho, we were able to find a volunteer to drive the young owls to TRC.…

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Northern Goshawk 6.11.17

Northern Goshawk 6.11.17

This juvenile male Northern Goshawk came to us with head trauma after hitting a window in Jackson. We also noticed his left wing drooping and determined with x-rays that he sustained a left coracoid (similar to the collarbone) fracture.

Date Admitted: 6.11.17

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