Raptor Rescue By The Numbers

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Surrogate mother Betbait, the Great Horned Owl, surrounded by her adopted chicks. Photo by Bill Hager.

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Pick up a sunflower and count the florets running into its centre, or count the spiral scales of a pine cone or a pineapple, running from its bottom up its sides to the top, and you will find an extraordinary truth: recurring numbers, ratios and proportions. – Charles Jencks

Down for the Count

Our RaptorMed Electronic Medical Record System allows us to count almost anything. Here are some things we’ve counted. Let us know if you want to know something else.

Total patients 19,242
Admissions in 2015 788
Total released 7,888
Released this year 55
Release rate 68%
Species Admitted
Barred Owl 20% ****
Red-tailed Hawk 18% ***
Red-shouldered Hawk 12% **
Eastern Screech Owl 10% **
Great Horned Owl  9% *
Cooper’s Hawk 8% *
Barn Owl 3% *
American Kestrel 3% *
Broad-winged Hawk 3% *
Black Vulture 2% *