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The Homestead Atlanta: Birds of Prey on the Homestead
April 13, 2013 @ 3:30 pm - 6:30 pm
How to identify raptors in Georgia, why they are beneficial to a homestead and how to invite them to your property. This course will provide information to help differentiate between some of the most common birds of prey in Georgia. A PowerPoint presentation and live birds of prey will help participants identify common raptor species at a glance. Focus will include why these birds are beneficial to a homestead and how to encourage them into your backyard. Participants will also build their own nest box to mimic the natural cavities preferred by Eastern Screech Owls.
About the Instructor:
Prior to founding Nature’s Echo, Tauna Pierce, Stacey Truitt and Sara Rorie worked together at The Raptor Center at Auburn University. Stacey Truitt also provided biological field work for HawkWatch International and Tauna Pierce went on to work with the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Orlando, Fl. The three joined forces again in 2004 to develop the in-house free flighted bird of prey show at Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA.
The three founded Nature’s Echo in 2010. Together they have nearly 35 years of experience in the fields of biology, animal care, biomedicine, wildlife rehabilitation and conservation education. Although Birds of Prey remain the primary focus of the group’s outreach and environmental education efforts, they share a common passion for all of the living things with whom we share the Earth.
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