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Young Swainson’s Hawk with severe trauma after being caught in a hail storm with baseball sized hail.

So, how about a listing of the patients we have in house right now? Well, “right now” being when this message was written. It’s probably already changed quite a bit by the time you read this.

In-House Patients (listed with initial injury) 

as of 8/16/18

American Kestrel 18-112: Hail storm victim, head trauma and damaged feathers.

American Kestrel 18-117: Emaciated, fractured wing.
American Kestrel 18-133: General trauma.
American Kestrel 18-205: Wing injury.
Burrowing Owl 18-138: Leg trauma.
Common Barn Owl 18-160: Storm victim, head trauma.
Common Barn Owl 18-214: Immature, unable to be reunited with parents.
Cooper’s Hawk 18-049: Head and spinal trauma, damaged feathers.
Cooper’s Hawk 18-134: Emaciated, general trauma, respiratory distress.
Cooper’s Hawk 18-159: Storm victim, head trauma.
Cooper’s Hawk 18-172: West Nile Virus infection, dehydrated, trichomoniasis infection.
Cooper’s Hawk 18-186: West Nile Virus infection, respiratory distress.
Golden Eagle 18-130: Trauma, neurological issues.
Great Horned Owl 17-173: Pelvic trauma, limited leg use.
Great Horned Owl 18-031: Immature, unable to reunite with parents.
Great Horned Owl 18-052: Immature, unable to be reunited with parents.
Great Horned Owl 18-121: Fractured wing.
Great Horned Owl 18-142: General trauma, broken feathers.
Great Horned Owl 18-201: Severe emaciation, general trauma.
Osprey 18-175: Hit by car, wing injury.
Peregrine Falcon 18-139: Fractured wing.
Prairie Falcon 18-141: Emaciated, oiled feathers.
Red-tailed Hawk 17-245: Emaciated, fractured coracoid, broken feathers.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-164: Fractured wing.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-173: West Nile Virus infection, emaciated.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-191: West Nile Virus infection.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-193: Emaciated.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-203: Emaciated.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-204: Emaciated, weak.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-206: Head trauma.
Red-tailed Hawk 18-209: Emaciated and weak.
Swainson’s Hawk 17-140: West Nile Virus infection.
Swainson’s Hawk 17-170: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 17-183: Head trauma, eye injury.
Swainson’s Hawk 17-196: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 17-205: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 17-208: Emaciated, abnomral feathers.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-152: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-155: Immature, fell from nest, unable to be reunited with parents.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-163: Storm victim, wing trauma.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-174: West Nile Virus infection.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-178: Immature, fell from nest, unable to be reunited with parents.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-179: Wing punctured by stick.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-180: Hit by car.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-181: Scapula injury.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-188: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-194: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-195: Wing trauma.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-199: Immature, unable to be reunited with parents.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-200: Fractured wing.
Swainson’s Hawk 18-202: General trauma.

Want to help?

As you can see, we have lots of raptors in our hospital. We have been hovering around 60 patients to care for at one time. Besides sending caffeine, here are a few ways you can help:

$5 will provide food for one of these injured raptors for a day.

$50 will provide fluid therapy for an emaciated, dehydrated patient.

$100 will cover one day of critical care treatment for one raptor with West Nile Virus.

Join the 1987 Campaign to help create a foundation for injured raptors year-round.

Most of all, share your love for raptors and the environment with others. Share this email, and share your love for wild creatures and wild places. Your support makes the difference the world needs.

Warmest Regards,
Carin Avila
Executive Director
Rocky Mountain Raptor Program

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