Birds of prey, or Raptors, are regular patients in our hospital. They include owls, hawks, eagles, and falcons. These birds have strong talons, grasping feet, and curved, sharp beaks. They hunt live food or feed on dead carrion. Commonly seen owls through our hospital are Great Horned, Great Grey, Snowy, Short-eared, Long-eared, Saw-whet, Boreal, Hawk, and Pygmy. Hawks include Red-tailed, Swainson’s, Rough-legged, Cooper’s, Sharp-shinned, Ferruginous, and Osprey. We also see falcons, such as Kestrels, Merlins, Prairie, and Peregrine. Both the Bald and Golden Eagles are also accepted.