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Table 1 Summary of the raptors received at The Raptor Center from Minnesota between 1990 and 2014 detailing: avian group, species, number and percentage

From: Syndromic surveillance for West Nile virus using raptors in rehabilitation

Avian Group Species Latin name No. admissions received at The Raptor Center Percent
Hawk red-tailed hawk Buteo jamaicensis 2360 18.0%
Cooper’s hawk Accipiter cooperii 1538 11.8%
broad-winged hawk Buteo platypterus 618 4.7%
sharp-shinned hawk Accipiter striatus 380 2.9%
red-shouldered hawk Buteo lineatus 145 1.1%
rough-legged hawk Buteo lagopus 123 0.9%
goshawk (Northern) Accipiter gentilis 93 0.7%
Swainson’s hawk Buteo swainson 18 0.1%
ferruginous hawk Buteo regalis 3 0.0%
Owl great horned owl Bubo virginianus 2148 16.4%
barred owl Strix varia 797 6.1%
saw-whet owl (Northern) Aegolius acadicus 372 2.8%
screech-owl (Eastern) Megascops asio 368 2.8%
great gray owl Strix nebulosa 197 1.5%
long-eared owl Asio otus 136 1.0%
snowy owl Bubo scandiacus 111 0.8%
short-eared owl Asio flammeus 92 0.7%
boreal owl Aegolius funereus 43 0.3%
hawk-owl (Northern) Surnia ulula 8 0.1%
Falcon kestrel (American) Falco sparverius 1347 10.3%
peregrine falcon Falco peregrinus 300 2.3%
merlin Falco columbarius 244 1.9%
prairie falcon Falco mexicanus 6 0.0%
Eagle bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus 1193 9.1%
golden eagle Aquila chrysaetos 15 0.1%
Others osprey Pandion haliaetus 225 1.7%
turkey vulture Cathartes aura 132 1.0%
harrier (Northern) Cyrcus cyaneus 68 0.5%
   13,080 100.0%