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Upcoming Events

Come visit us at these events. 

May 18

@11am

11:30

  Pilar Visitors Center for Bird Day.


June 15

10am to 2PM

11:30

Santa Fe Farmers market


Updates on RIO the Eagle

2/20/18- Rio got his blood drawn today, and it will be sent to get tested. It is important for us to know the amount of lead in his body to consider the next steps in treatment. He had a lot more fight in him today when working with him which is a great sign!


10/28/2019- FREEDOM!!! Rio was released near the Taos gorge bridge. He flew off down the canyon and out of sight. We are happy that his story ended with a success! Thank you to everyone who followed his story and supported us!

Rough-Legged Hawk

One of the newest birds we have received is a juvenile Rough-legged Hawk. He came to us with a broken wing. The surgery was done by Dr. Ramsay and was a success! These arctic birds migrate from Alaska and Canada in the winter, but are rarely seen as far south as New Mexico. These birds will stay though the winter and migrate back north in the spring. We are unsure if he will recover fast enough to be released in time for migration. If he does not make it, we will have to keep him over the summer and release in the fall when they are seen in this state again. His food will cost $5/day. Please consider helping us out by donating. Thank you!


UPDATE: his Roguh-legged hawk unfortunately had too much damage to be released back into the wild. Although it was not the outcome we were hoping, we are thankful for Dr. Ramsay for her hard work and the Navajo Zoo who took this bird to be part of their zoo.

Golden Eagle

This golden eagle came from the Farmington area. He was hit by a car and suffered a broken beak and head trauma. After a lot of thought about the best way to approach the repair to his beak, Dr. Ramsay repair his beak and he is now eating on his own. We are very hopeful for a full recovery. While in our care he will cost $10/day to feed! If you would like to help, please consider donating. Thank you!


UPDATE: This eagle was released in an undisclosed location. He was fitted with a tracker and has flown many miles but returns to the released area. So far he has been successful for several months!

After being fostered by Ms. Puffs, this Great Horned Owl was released at IAIA.

Volunteer Nirankar Ambriz Releasing the Owl 

Golden Eagle Gets a Second Chance

Rehabilitation of James Dean

SFRC nursed a golden eagle back to life, giving it

a second chance for a "wild" life. He was almost killed after being  electrocuted by power lines near the White Sands Missile Range.

James Dean's Release

Actor Wes Studi teams with veterinarian Kathleen Ramsay, who volunteers her time and resources to SFRC, to release James Dean into the Rio Grande Gorge. Nursed back to health he has now taken to the sky near Taos.

(Video by Joan Livingston of The Taos News)

Powerful Talons

James Dean gets a new bandage on his damaged talon.