Raptor Services, LLC is a Wisconsin based consulting firm providing comprehensive data required for private and public agencies during the permitting and mitigation process required for land development.
For the past 10 years, Raptor Services has been providing services for a variety of projects associated with highways, bridges, pipelines, transmission lines, wind farms, landfills and residential developments. Though we provide additional expertise regarding raptor concerns, we are able to complete surveys for nearly all avian species.
Listed below are some of our past projects:
View a list of our peer-reviewed publications here.
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Research and Field Trips
The Linwood Springs Research Station (LSRS) is a raptor research station located in central Wisconsin. Each summer research is conducted on the nesting ecology of the Red-shouldered Hawk and Sharp-shinned Hawk to determine reproductive performance, reoccupancy, natal dispersal and nest site fidelity. Each fall Northern Saw-whet Owls are captured and banded to gain information about their migration routes, molt patterns, mortality, and winter and summer ranges. Over 12,000 Saw-whets have been banded since netting operations began in the fall of 1988. Adopt-A-Raptor information.
Owl Banding Field Trip
Each night during October, we offer an Owl Banding Field Trip open to the public where participants see the banding process up close. Join us for an evening at the Linwood Springs Research Station and have a close encounter with Wisconsin’s smallest owl, the adorable Northern Saw-whet! You’ll learn about and observe the owls’ capture through infrared video surveillance, then enjoy a walk out to the nets. You’ll get to see the owls up-close while we make notes and band them. You might even see a long-eared owl, too! Those who adopt an owl will be able to hold and be part of the release of a Saw-whet back into the wild.
Cost: Adults $15, Senior Citizens and Students $12, Child (under 15) $8.
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Students will participate directly in real research projects, allowing them significant hands-on time with some of Wisconsin’s finest raptors. During this 5-day workshop students learn new methods or hone their existing skills on bird capture and handling, including the use of mist nets, broadcast call surveys, clutch counts, reading molt, video surveillance, drawing blood samples, and more. The course can be taken for one credit from UW-Stevens Point Outreach Program, (contact us for UW-Stevens Point registration form) or students can inquire with their university or college regarding possible credit. For more details visit Raptor Workshop.
Wisconsin Golden Eagle on the Move
Photo by Bill Riemer
During February of 2012, we worked cooperatively on a Golden Eagle project directed by Scott Mehus director of the Eagle Center and Mark Martell of Minnesota Audubon. We were successful in trapping an adult female Golden Eagle (Jeanette) in Waupaca County, Wisconsin. She was fitted with a solar power GPS satellite transmitter that will provide us with daily locations of her movements. Visit Jeanette to track her movements and see more photos of her at photo gallery compliments of Peggy and Bill Riemer.
Our Golden Eagle (Jeanette) has returned this past December to the same location where she was originally captured. Photos confirm she is back and is looking great. Visit our facebook site for more photos and details.
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