Tuesday, July 30, 2013

TRC Clinic Patient Census July 29, 2013

There were 14 new Cooper's hawk patients admitted this week.
It seems to be an even busier baby season at TRC than last year, and that was a very busy time!  Instead of just posting our clinic patient census for this week, we'd also like to post some comparisons to last year at this time (we checked - it is busier!)

July 1 - 282 patients
July 29 - 400 patients (118 admitted just in July!)

July 1 - 348 patients (already 66 more than last year at this time!)
July 29 - 481 patients (133 admitted just in July!)

Just from last week to this week of 2013 (July 22 - 29) we added 51 patients.

The Raptor Center
Current Patient Census 
(as of July 29, 2013)  


            Bald Eagle13
Hawks - Buteos
            Red-tailed Hawk22
            Broad-winged Hawk3
            Red-shouldered Hawk1
Hawks - Accipiters
            Sharp-shinned Hawk1
            Northern Goshawk0
            Cooper's Hawk20
            American Kestrel6
            Peregrine Falcon1
           Great Horned Owl16
           Short-eared Owl0
           Northern Saw-whet Owl1
           Barred Owl5
           Eastern Screech-owl0
           Snowy Owl0
           Boreal Owl0
           Great Gray Owl0
           Long-eared Owl1
Others (Osprey)0
Others (Turkey Vulture)1

Why is this?  Many young raptors are just starting to leave their nests.  They are encountering disease, structures such as windows and buildings, starvation, and other difficulties that challenge all wild birds.

Will you please consider helping us with their food and medical care "bills?"  A gift in any amount will help us continue be there for these birds that we all enjoy and value so much. 

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