Tales from the field and the clinic,

brought to you by TRC staff, ambassadors, and friends

Winter Adaptations of Raptors in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem

As summer fades into a beautiful but brief golden autumn in Jackson Hole, we welcome shorter days and snow much sooner than the rest of the country.

Nov 10, 2020 | Read More

Four Things You Can Do to Help Raptors Around Your Home

​This autumn, it’s more important than ever to engage--safely--with the wildlife in our own backyards.

Oct 20, 2020 | Read More

Five Kid-Friendly Bird Activities for Fall

As we transition and begin to spend a bit more time indoors this fall, we've come up with five great activities that you can engage kids with this season.

Oct 08, 2020 | Read More

3rd Graders Raise Money and Awareness for Poo-Poo Project

Student Inspiration!  Lisa Smith is a 3rd grade teacher at Krystal Elementary School in Hesperia, California. Last summer she attended a Raptor Encounter and immediately fell in love with Teton Raptor Center. During her visit she sponsored a Poo-Poo Screen and then shared that information at school with her 24 students in the fall. Later in the year, the students began working on a nature unit…

Feb 26, 2019 | Read More

FAQs- Banding Bald Eaglets

FAQs- The Task of Banding Eaglets The Bald Eagle Genetics ProjectBald Eagles face many threats, including habitat loss, lead poisoning, electrification, and illegal shooting. After WWII, Bald Eagle reproduction rates plummeted as DDT interfered with their ability to produce strong eggshells as the weight of the birds often crushed…

May 17, 2018 | Read More

Biologist makes a case for alternative ammunition

Biologist makes a case for alternative ammunition Written by Vic AugustineDubois Frontier Staff WriterPublished in Dubois Frontier*Photos were not a part of original article, they were added to this online version*Bryan Bedrosian is a hunter and a wildlife biologist at the Teton Raptor Center in Jackson, Wyo. He has, among other…

Jan 31, 2018 | Read More

Owly Helps an Owl Chick Learn to be an Owl

Owly Helps and Owl Chick Learn to be an Owl Rescue On May 4th, TRC Staff picked up a 10-day-old Great Horned Owl chick in Rexburg, ID. A well meaning, but unknowing citizen had found the owl and had been attempting to care for it at his home. While we are grateful for his interest in birds of prey and their well being, only licensed rehabilitation centers are able to provide the appropriate diet…

Jun 06, 2017 | Read More

Flammulated Owls

Flamms! The Most Common Owl Species You Have Probably Never Heard Of In this Feathered Tale, TRC staff recount their first sightings this fascinating species. Our Flammulated Owl patient - smaller than my hand! A Hoot-Worthy Adventure by Sam Diaz and Nathan Hough It's not hard to stay…

Aug 23, 2016 | Read More

A GTNP Ranger is on a Mission to Save Owls

A Boreal Owl trapped in a vault toilet This little Boreal Owl was likely searching for a nest cavity when he flew down the vent of a vault toilet and got stuck in the muck. US Forest Service staff rescued him, but he succumbed to a bacterial infection a few days later. His story is all too common. Thousands of small owls, kestrels and other cavity nesting…

Jul 12, 2016 | Read More

Creative New Nests for Imperiled Owls

Last spring, family of Northern Saw-whet Owls had quite the surprise when their nest tree was suddenly cut down. The landscaping company found a cavity-nest full of five nestlings in the recently felled tree, and immediately called Teton Raptor Center. We transferred the five healthy babies into an American Kestrel nest box and the landscapers installed it in a nearby tree, while the owl parents kept…

Jun 11, 2016 | Read More

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