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By Sigrid Olson

Raptors Receive Second Chance at Wild Skies


Sigrid Olson, Pathfinder

Brooke Tanner with a Western Screech Owl. It had five broken bones in its wing and will not fly again. It will be used as an education bird.

POTOMAC - Wild Skies Raptor Center is a non-profit rehabilitation facility in Potomac specializing in raptors and native birds. The mission is to provide care, rehabilitation and eventual release of injured wild birds.

Presently there are 18 raptors on site. Brooke Tanner and Jesse Varnado work together to rehabilitate the injured birds.

Tanner has been involved in rehabilitating birds for the last 10 years. She worked at the Grounded Eagle Bird rehabilitation facility in Condon. She currently works as a veterinary technician in Missoula. Varnado is a wildlife photographer, an assistant at...

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