A Cleveland Metroparks Event. A weekend celebrating the remarkable lives of hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons. Hikes, crafts, and presentations with live birds of prey!
Date and Time: Saturday, February 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. – Sunday, February 12, 2017 to 4:00 p.m.
Location: Rocky River Nature Center, 24000 Valley Pkwy, North Olmsted, OH 44070, USA Map
Leader: Jen Brumfield, Naturalist and Scientific Illustrator at Cleveland Metroparks - Local Patch Birding
Event Description: A Cleveland Metroparks Event. A weekend celebrating the remarkable lives of hawks, eagles, owls, and falcons. Hikes, crafts, and presentations with live birds of prey! See the schedule here.
Western Cuyahoga Audubon Volunteer Opportunities are available! If you're interested, send us an email here and we'll coordinate with your availability!
Learn More About Birds of Prey:
At Wikipedia: Birds of prey, also known as raptors, refer to several species of predatory birds (i.e. birds that hunt and feed on rodents and other small animals). The term "raptor" is derived from the Latin word rapere (meaning to seize or take by force). These birds are characterized by keen vision that allows them to detect rodents during flight and powerful talons and beaks.
Many species of birds may be considered partly or exclusively predatory. However, in ornithology, the term "bird of prey" applies only to birds of the families listed below. Taken literally, the term "bird of prey" has a wide meaning that includes many birds that hunt and feed on animals and also birds that eat very small insects. In ornithology, the definition for "bird of prey" has a narrower meaning: birds that have very good eyesight for finding food, strong feet for holding food, and a strong curved beak for tearing flesh. Most birds of prey also have strong curved talons for catching or killing prey. An example of this difference in definition, the narrower definition excludes storks and gulls, which can eat quite large fish, partly because these birds catch and kill prey entirely with their beaks, and similarly bird-eating skuas, fish-eating penguins, and vertebrate-eating kookaburras are excluded. Birds of prey generally prey on vertebrates, which are usually quite large relative to the size of the bird. Most also eat carrion, at least occasionally, and vultures and condors eat carrion as their main food source. - Read the full page, Birds of Prey, at Wikipedia here.