Blue’s Story

Blue is a male American Kestrel. How do we know he is a male? Unlike most raptors who are sexually monomorphic, American Kestrels are sexually dimorphic. This means males and females display differences other than their sex organs. In this case Blue displays blue coloring on his wings and head, a flashy feature the female…

Sassy’s Story

Sassy’s story begins in a Chicago garage on a paint can. At least this is where her story with Rise Raptor Project begins. Sassy is a Red Tailed Hawk who was living in the Chicago Illinois area. She was likely kept illegally as she was seen wearing crudely make leather equipment while food begging from…

Maximus’ Story

Maximus, a Eurasian Eagle Owl, was born at a captive breeding program in New York, USA in spring of 2011. We got news of his hatching soon afterwards. Maximus would be an outstanding opportunity for Rise Raptor Project to bring an owl on board. Why you might ask? Well, owls are difficult birds to train…