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Date:
May 18, 2019
Time:
10:15 AM - 11:15 AM
Location:
Watertown Savings Bank Room
Address:
Watertown Free Public Library
123 Main Street

Watertown, MA 02472
Cost:
Free and open to all.
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Wingmasters : New England Birds of Prey

Saturday, May 18, 2019

Birds of prey are also known as raptors, and they are hunting birds characterized by hooked beaks and powerful grabbing feet armed with sharp talons. Raptors can also boast the best eyesight and the sharpest hearing in the animal kingdom. Raptors include hawks, falcons and owls, and this presentation, which incorporates 5-6 live birds of prey gives an overview of these different categories. The program is designed to explain predation, the birds' place at the top of the food web, their different hunting adaptations and their status in a rapidly changing world. Because many birds of prey are declining in number, this presentation also features one or more of the endangered raptors that WINGMASTERS cares for, and explains why these species face an uncertain future. WINGMASTERS is a partnership between Julie Anne Collier and Jim Parks, licensed raptor rehabilitators based in Massachusetts.