Events

Birds of Prey

Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:00 am, 12:15 pm and 1:30 pm

Museum admission required

 

Birds of prey, or raptors (from the Latin for "to seize"), are hunting birds with hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons. These birds—among them eagles, hawks, falcons and owls—also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. This presentation, with five live birds, by Wingmasters, will explain raptor predation, their place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Come see featured species of endangered raptors and learn about why they face an uncertain future. Space is limited.