Please enjoy our photo gallery of images by The RARE Group’s Nikki Herbst!
The birds in the photographs with names are our education birds. All photos are property of The RARE Group. Please do not copy or use without express written permission.
Treating a great horned owl
Sonja gets a snowy owl to exercise its wings
Michele checks the blood work for a hawk
Michele and Dr. Ebert examine a red-tailed hawk
Lisa cares for a barred owl
Close-up of Killy the kestrel
Close-up of a screech owl’s feathers
Checking a barred owl’s eyes
A snowy owl wins a stare-down
A saw-whet owl spends some time out in the clinic
Ellie holds Killy the kestrel
River the barred owl
Ready to go back to the water!
Mo the red-tailed hawk at the RARE barn
Lisa brings a sick eagle out of the field
Jodeane and Dr. Lacey treat a bald eagle
Dr. Lacey and Dr. Vercande study an x-ray
Asio the screech owl tests out some perches
A great horned owl nearly ready for release
A Cooper’s hawk is outfitted with a canvas wing wrap
How to Report An Injured Raptor
If you have found an injured bird, the most effective way to contact us is by calling 319-248-9770. Please leave a message including your name and phone number. We check voicemail messages between the hours of 8 am-6 pm. Email and Facebook messages may not be checked as frequently as voicemail. The most helpful thing to do if you find a bird is to keep it calm, contained in a box, warm, and covered.