Hatch-year 2021 (HY21) great horned and barred owls continue to be admitted. The first HY21 red-tailed hawk has also been admitted.

Yes, it is always best if the raptor parent(s) raise their young. Sometimes intervention is the best course of action when the nest or nest cavity cannot be located, adults are not present, or there is no way to safely provide an alternative nest for the youngster.

HY21 red-tailed hawk

HY21 red-tailed hawk from Polk County.

HY21 barred owl

HY21 barred owl from Polk County.