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Harney County Chamber of Commerce

484 N Broadway

Burns, OR 97720

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Tel: 541.573.2636

info@harneycounty.com

www.migratorybirdfestival.com

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live bird presentationS

Friday, April 17, 7 PM

(Burns High School Cafetorium)

 

Join Miahna and Suzanne from the wildlife team at the High Desert Museum (from Bend, Oregon) for an evening of conservation education. Come learn about birds of prey and get an up-close view of 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. YES, live birds will be in attendance! Expect to see a Gyr Falcon for sure, and one of these: Peregrine Falcon, Golden Eagle, or Great Horned Owl!

Saturday, April 18, 9 AM to 5 PM

(Burns High School Gymnasium)

 

Take a trip through the Festival Art Show & Sale and stop at the High Desert Museum booth for another chance to meet some of their ambassador birds. Find out more about their roll at the museum and how you can help support them. Get hands on with raptor biofacts and learn more protecting our local wildlife. Yes, live birds will be in attendance!


Friday, April 17, 3 to 7 PM   
Saturday, April 18, 9 AM to 5 PM

(Burns High School Gymnasium)

 

Stop by and visit with Harney County local Pat Brewster at the Art Show & Sale to learn about falconry and see her beautiful bird in person.

 

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."

So many opportunities to see live birds up close and personal