Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

Bald Eagle
I shared in my last post that I brought an injured owlet to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey yesterday.  One of the benefits of doing this, other than the good feeling of helping an injured bird, is you get free admission to the center to visit all the birds of prey they have there.  All their captive birds have sustained injuries that are too severe to allow them to be released in the wild.  They remain at the center for the rest of their lives, and they help raise awareness for the others.  The Audubon Center has treated over 12,000 raptors since it was founded in 1979, and they are able to release 40% of the birds they treat into the wild.

American Kestrel
So my daughter and I were able spend a couple hours looking at these birds, and of course, I had my camera.  It feels a little like cheating displaying these photos--I normally don't display photographs of captive birds.  But I'm showing these here to support this wonderful center and encourage others to support any other centers that may be nearby.

Red-tailed Hawk
Crested Caracara
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