live bird presentationS
Friday, April 23, 1 to 2 pm
(online via Zoom)
Join Miahna and Suzanne from the wildlife team at the High Desert Museum (from Bend, Oregon) for an hour of conservation education. Learn about birds of prey and get an look at some of the species that call both the museum and our region home. Learn about each bird’s natural history, their personal stories, and how you can help conserve their wild populations. Expect to see a Gyr Falcon for sure, and one of these: Peregrine Falcon, Golden Eagle, or Great Horned Owl!
Saturday, April 24, 11 am to 12 pm
(online via Zoom)
Local Pat Brewster will give an online presentation and discussion about her work in falconry!
From Pat: "I live and hunt the Eastern Oregon's Outback in the vast sage brush seas, hunting the sought after black-tailed jack rabbit (hare), a large, difficult and elusive game for hawks. Falconry is not a hobby, it is a lifestyle, a commitment to the birds I fly and the environment they hunt in. Falconry is a passion. It is not for the faint of heart or those with little time to devote, as it is a lifestyle. Falconry cannot be put down and picked up at a whim, it is a true passion for your birds and a life as a falconer. I am a Master Falconer. I started my journey in falconry over 20 years ago. I apprenticed under Karen Cottrell the first woman falconer in Oregon and her husband Larry who I still hunt with. I was lucky as these 2 people were instrumental in legalizing falconry in Oregon and populating the wild Peregrines back into existence. I learnt from the best and they graciously took me under their wings creating a falconry family. If you would like to know more about falconry I would be happy to share and answer questions about this amazing lifestyle."