Raptors in Our Skies
January 21, 2021 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Can you tell a red-shouldered hawk from a red-tail? A merlin from a kestrel? Philadelphia sees an astounding 26 raptor species throughout the year, more than half of those present in the US. But winter surprisingly boasts the largest number of species, as migrants move here for the season and mix with winter residents. This raptor extravaganza inevitably brings some to the Wildlife Clinic’s door as they tangle with man-made hazards and the challenges of winter. Join Clinic Director Chris Strub to learn about these fascinating birds, why they end up at the Wildlife Clinic, and what we do to get them safely back out into the wild.