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If you need to contact the RMRP please call us at 970-484-7756 or email Executive Director Carin Avila at Carin@rmrp.org.
As always, our emergency on-call team is ready for raptor emergencies 24/7 at 970-222-0322.
During a terrible snow storm in late spring, a little American Kestrel was found on an icy road.
He was quickly brought to RMRP, where his injuries were assessed and treated. The small falcon had probably been hit by a car, leaving him dazed and at the mercy of the storm.
He had head trauma, with blood in his nose and mouth. His little body was very cold, and despite being in such terrible shape, he still tried to bite fingers to let his displeasure in the situation be known. What a fighter!
Pain medication, oxygen therapy, fluids, warmth, and nutritious food- these are just some of the things that our Rehabilitation Team were able to provide the Kestrel while he grew stronger.
After a few weeks to heal and grow strong, the feisty falcon was put through flight conditioning. He continued to improve quickly, showing off his flight skills and renewed vigor! He was put through a round of "Mouse School" to make sure he was ready to return home. And wouldn't you know it, he was able to pass this test with flying colors!
This amazing American Kestrel, although small, was mighty. After overcoming so much, he was returned to the wild. Click the video below to watch as he flies away for his Second Chance at Freedom!
Use your talent for photography and passion for wildlife to make a difference for raptors in need! The RMRP Photo Calendar Fundraiser is an extremely important project that helps us care for injured raptors and spread our conservation message.