Dangers to Raptors

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Dangers to Raptors 2016-11-25T10:03:11+00:00

DANGERS TO BIRDS OF PREY

Despite being a hunter, our birds of prey also encounter a wide array of dangers in the wild.

Here is a list of just some of those dangers.

  • eating mice and rats poisoned by homeowners
  • getting hit by cars and other vehicles
  • flying into windows, cables, or electrical wires
  • being shot, which is a serious crime!
  • young birds at risk from dogs, coyotes, cats, and people
  • raccoons, coyotes, badgers, hawks, and Great Horned Owls will prey on both young raptors
  • housing and land development built over the burrows of the Burrowing owl
  • falling out of nests and sustaining an injury
  • lack of water or food

If you find an injured or orphaned bird of prey, this is how you can HELP.