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Free Events: Raptor Force Assembly

Sunday, Jan 29, 2017 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Chico Masonic Family Center (Map)

Description

West Coast Falconry is coming to the Snow Goose Festival! Falconers have played a pivotal role in raptor conservation, captive breeding techniques, and educating the public on seeing the world through the eyes of nature's elite predators. Get an up-close look at hawks, falcons, owls, and a precocious vulture. The picture above, taken by Rob Palmer, is of Webster, a Lanner/Saker Falcon hybrid. Bring your cameras and questions -- we will be flying several birds during the presentation.

Presenter

West Coast Falconry

Licensed by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, West Coast Falconry is the premiere Northern California resource for a full range of hands-on Falconry classes and services. Owner and Master Falconer, Kate Marden, invites you to join her and the staff at the West Coast Falconry Center to get a glimpse inside this incredible and ancient hunting tradition. Our classes and experiences are for falconers and non-falconers alike where you can actually work hands-on with our birds of prey. Our birds of prey have been featured in videos and on shows such as Mythbusters, Showdown of the Unbeatables for Nat Geo, KQED, Wreakreation Nation on the Discovery Channel, Unchained Reaction, Mancations on the Travel Channel, and Methods of Take.

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