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Bird Field trip to Gibraltar Road
updated: Jan 11, 2014, 12:30 PM

By Eyes In The Sky

Mountain Field Trip with Raptors

Eyes in the Sky, one of Santa Barbara Audubon's conservation/education projects, cares for seven raptors that were rehabilitated and cannot be released back into the wild. Three of the four field-trippers have permanent wing injuries that prevent them from living in the wild. The fourth, our Peregrine falcon, was gunshot in the shoulder shortly after fledging. They now partner with us as education ambassadors, at the Museum of Natural History, in classrooms, afterschool programs, camps and public events.

Each Tuesday, four of our seven birds of prey go on recreational field trips to places where they can experience a part of their past lives - heights, great views, and wind. Our three owls stay behind at the aviary. They are not fond of wide open spaces during the daytime.

This week's trip took us up Gibraltar Road.

Link to full-size pictures.


The Tuesday Group: Zoe (with Red-tailed hawk "Ivan"); Teresa (with Peregrine falcon "Kisa"); Karla (with male American kestrel "Kanati"); and Kara (with female American kestrel "Kachina")


Kung-fu warriors at play


Almost flying


Our charmer Kanati, all puffed up to show us how happy he feels


Kanati is very personal with his handler Karla


Zoe really goes out of her way to make Ivan feel like he's still got a life. Ivan is almost 20 years old, and has been with us since 1998

 

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