Here’s Your Chance to See Birds of Prey Up Close

Press release from Bureau of Land Management King Range National Conservation Area and the Lost Coast Interpretive Center:

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Peregrine Falcon By Aviceda via Wikimedia Commons.

North Coast residents and visitors will have the chance to get a close look at live raptors and learn more about them in a Birds of Prey presentation Saturday, March 12, at 3 p.m., at the Redwood Playhouse, 286 Sprowel Creek Rd., in Garberville.

Staff members from the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center in Arcata will bring a great horned owl, western screech owl, a northern spotted owl, a red-tailed hawk and a peregrine falcon to the presentation. They will discuss these rescued birds and describe their rehabilitation from injuries.

The wildlife care center takes in more than 1,000 injured or orphaned animals each year from Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and northern Mendocino counties and from southern Oregon. They release the animals back into the wild when they have recovered.
The center also provides advice and services when wildlife becomes a nuisance to people.

Donations from $1 to $10 will be accepted at the door to support the wildlife center’s work.

The presentation is part of an annual winter lecture series presented by the Bureau of Land Management King Range National Conservation Area and the Lost Coast Interpretive Center.

The interpretive association works with staff at the King Range NCA to provide educational programs to youth in schools, and through its Lost Coast Environmental Education Curriculum and Summer Adventure Camp. The organization also partners with Youth Alive!, Outdoor Adventures and Mountain to the Sea Wilderness Camp.
The King Range NCA is part of the BLM’s National Conservation Lands system that protects some of the West’s most spectacular natural areas.

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