Fall migration brings in unique patients that we do not commonly admit. This year's migration brought a hatch-year tundra peregrine falcon to our clinic.
Rehabilitating raptors has more than its fair share of heartbreak. During its preliminary exam, we discovered that both of the falcon's legs were broken. The poor juvenile was released from its suffering through humane euthanasia shortly after.
Most of our patients are admitted as a result of human activity. We can work together to protect migrating birds.