WINGMASTERS are appearing at the Milford Town Library on Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 7:00 p.m.
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 (the word raptor comes from a Latin word that means "to seize"). 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 live birds of prey, gives an overview of these different categories. North American Birds of Prey 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.
Program made possible through a generous donation by the Bright Insurance Agency of Milford.
Sponsored by the Friends of the Milford Town Library, this event is free and open to the public.