Thursday, April 16, 2020
Canadian Raptor Conservancy (Part One)
How many times when you have driven along Highway 401 or one of the other
highways have you seen large birds
soaring overhead or sitting high atop a tree? It is definitely a common sight!
What kind of birds are they? Eagles, hawks, vultures, falcons? As often as Judi
and I have experienced seeing these magnificent creatures, we had never seen
them “Up Close and Personal”! That is, until we visited Ontario ’s festivals and events! Our first
“close encounter” was at the 2007 International Plowing Match held near Smith’s
Falls. As we passed through the gate, we immediately noticed a large sign
telling us that the Canadian Raptor Conservancy was there and that they were
having a “Birds of Prey” demonstration. Judi and I walked over to their show area
and stood watching and waiting with other onlookers. Finally, the Conservancy
Director, James Cowan, came into the roped off enclosure and started to tell us
all about the Conservancy and its birds.