A little ball of fluff is delivered to your doorstep. Now what? In this course, you will learn best practices for reintegrating healthy young raptors back into the wild. Protocols for re-nesting, fostering, and raising young raptors in captivity will be shared, along with principles of hard and soft (hack) and releases. 

This 3-week online course shares information on options for reintegrating healthy young raptors back into the wild. You will learn how to reunite young raptors with their families, the considerations for fostering young raptors into nests of conspecifics, and best practices for raising them if no other options are available. This course will also present techniques and considerations for releasing young raptors back into the wild using hard and soft (hack) releases.

This course offers up to 3 continuing education credits, as certified by Minnesota’s Board of Veterinary Medicine.

There is a weekly, live interaction with an instructor each Tuesday night of this course from 7:00 p.m. CT to approximately 8:30 p.m. central time. These live presentations will be recorded for alternative viewing times. Cancellations up to 24 hours before the class start are eligible for a full refund.

About The Raptor Center

Established in 1974 as part of the University of Minnesota College of Veterinary Medicine, The Raptor Center admits around 1,000 sick and injured raptors each year in our clinic, while helping to identify emerging environmental issues related to raptor health and populations.

An internationally renowned education facility, The Raptor Center trains veterinary students and veterinarians from around the world to become future leaders in raptor medicine and conservation.

In addition, The Raptor Center reaches over 100,000 people annually through its unique public education programs and events.

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