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The Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring birds of prey to Pajarito Environmental Education Center as part of the Summer Family Evenings series of programs at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday. Summer Family Evenings are free for PEEC members, and the raptor event is $5 per non-member family, which will be donated to the Raptor Center.
Laura Swartz will bring a variety of raptors to PEEC, including the Raptor Center’s newest educational bird, Angel. Angel is a Mississippi Kite. She is a young raptor with a distinctive and attractive call.
Swartz will share information about the raptors and how they came to be non-releasable. Dave Keller, Los Alamos National Laboratory ecologist, will play the birds’ calls so that participants can learn to recognize them in the wild.
The Santa Fe Raptor Center cares for injured birds so they can be released back into their natural habitat. They focus on rescue, rehabilitation and release of wild birds. Birds that cannot be released back into the wild become educational birds, inspiring appreciation, understanding and respect for wildlife.
Don’t miss this chance to get up close to these birds. For more information, visit PajaritoEEC.org, call 662-0460, or email Programs@PajaritoEEC.org.