The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program plays a vital role in the Northern Colorado community. Not only does the organization rescue, rehabilitate, and protect injured birds of prey, but they also provide educational opportunities about the raptor species and their environment to those who are interested in learning.

On April 6, the RMRP came to the rescue of two nestling Great Horned owls that likely wouldn't have survived without their help.

According to rescuers, the high winds that we experienced last week caused a tree in a natural area to partially collapse. When this happened, three nestling owls crashed to the ground.

Fortunately, a reporting party was able to text the Rocky Mountain Raptor Program and also included a pin with the location of where the grounded owls were at. The organization explains that the use of text, as well as pictures and map applications, are often used to assist in rescues, and are very helpful for identifying raptors in distress, especially if the reporting party has to leave the site.

Sadly, one of the young owls did not survive the fall. The other two siblings are now recovering at the RMRP's Fort Collins facility. The team noted that the youngsters are both eating well and aren't showing any lingering issues from the fall which is great news! The two birds are being housed with another Great Horned owl that went through a similar situation and all three seem to be enjoying each other's company.

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