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.