Meet a Raptor, Face-to-Face this weekend!
I have been meeting raptors face-to-face for over 13 years and the experience has never gotten old. I met Ivan, the Red-tailed Hawk in December of 1999. He was hit by a car in Ventura County. The impact left him blind in his left eye and a fractured left wing. He would never survive in the wild with those injuries. He became part of raptor education program in Santa Barbara known as the Eyes-In-The-Sky, a joint program between the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History and the Santa Barbara Audubon Society.
I have been very lucky to know Ivan all these years and this weekend he and his fellow birds of prey invite you to learn more about him at the Eyes-In-The-Sky Open house.
Falcons, hawks and owls will be on hand to meet you Sunday, September 8th at the Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History for the first Eyes-in-the-Sky open house.
Meet Ivan, Max, Kachina, Kisa, Athena, Kachina, Kanati and Puku and hear their stories and how they joined the Eyes-In-The-Sky program in Santa Barbara.
The open house is from 12 noon to 4:00pm. Raptor related events and demonstrations will be held at the museum throughout the afternoon. Come early and make your visit to the museum a learning visit for you and your children.
Make a day of:
• Meeting seven live Birds of Prey - up close
• Aviary Tours
• Raptor Programs & Storytelling
• Instant Raffle
• Food and Merchandise Sales
• Educational Displays and Children's Activities
This is your chance to meet some of California's interesting wild neighbors such as the fastest creature on the planet, Kisa, the Peregrine Falcon, Max, the Mister Mom of Great Horned Owls or Puku, the best camouflaged little owl in California.
If you ever wanted to know what makes a hawk and a falcon different then Sunday is your chance to learn. Bring your cameras because this time you won't need a gazillion millimeter lens to get a good shot of hawk, owl or falcon.
The Santa Barbara Museum of Natural History is located just beyond the Old Mission at
2559 Puesta del Sol, Santa Barbara, California 93105. For more information call 805-682-4711.
Directions: visit the museum’s website for detailed directions to the museum at: http://www.sbnature.org/about/732.html