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(Last updated April 24, 2014)


Sick eagles land in rehab

Birds now to be tested for lead poisoning

Article published March 10, 2014, in
The Commercial Appeal, Memphis, Tennessee
Story by Bryan Brasher.

March 2014. GOLDEN EAGLES ON THE MOVE
A golden eagle nicknamed "Jericho" was brought to the Mid-South Raptor Rehabilitation Center in Memphis on Feb. 12, suffering from lead poisoning. The large female bird was treated and released Wednesday afternoon back near its original home in northern Alabama. Through use of a radio transmitter, conservation officials have tracked the bird as it has flown across Tennessee to Southern Kentucky and on to West Virginia during the days since its release.

For whole article, pictures, and a link to Jericho's travels, click here.

  Knox & Eagle
 

Knox Martin - Raptor Rescuer


Article published in July 2013 issue of RSVP Magazine
Story by Leah Fitzpatrick. Photo by Steve Roberts.

July 2013. When the Memphis Zoo eliminated its Raptor Rehabilitation Program in 2002, the program's coordinator, Knox Martin, knew he still wanted to help treat injured and orphaned birds of prey, or raptors, with the goal of safely returning them to the wild. So that same year he went out on a limb and founded the Mid-South Raptor Center on land donated by Agricenter International (with the help of John Charles Wilson) and now handles nearly 200 birds a year from the tri-state area.

He specifies, "We mainly see meat eaters, which entail hawks, owls, eagles, falcons, vultures, and kestrels."

The most common injuries incurred by raptors that come to the center are from . . .

For whole article, click here.

  Knox Martin & Owl
 

Dr. David Hannon Presentation

March 2013. Knox Martin, Director of the Mid-South Raptor Center, presented Dr. David Hannon a plaque on behalf of the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society in recognition of his many years as volunteer veterinarian for the center. Dr. Hannon has helped with injured raptors for over 25 years and during that time has treated over 2,500 individual birds. Congratulations to Dr. Hannon for his many years of service.

  Knox Martin & Dr. Hannon
 

September 2012.  A group of 25 members of the Memphis Chapter of the Tennessee Ornithological Society met at the Center to watch Director Knox Martin band and release several birds.  Three Mississippi Kites and a single Cooper's Hawk were released. For more information and pictures, click here.
 


April 2012.  Downed Barn Owl Found, Cleaned, Banded and Released.  For information and pictures, click here.

April 2012.  Mid-South Raptor Center Founder and Director Knox Martin with a group of local Cub Scouts who had just finished a short class on raptors of the Mid-South. While the center is generally closed to the public, exceptions are made for educational purposes.
 


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