The professional treatment of injured birds is a source of incomparable insight into critical environmental issues, many of which have human health implications.

The Avian Medical Clinic currently treats more than 600 injured raptors and shorebirds each year, releasing the majority back to their natural habitat. Injured birds are admitted from a continually widening geographical area.

Although the causes of injuries vary widely, nearly all are human-related – ranging from gunshot wounds to collisions, electric shock from power lines, and toxicity.

The medical functions of the Center operate on a 365-day / 24-hour basis.