3rd Annual Ojai Raptor Ctr. Open House
Rare opportunity to see wild birds of prey at a leading wildlife rehabilitation center not usually open to the public.
When: Saturday, Nov. 10, 2012, noon to 4 p.m.
Where: Ojai Raptor Ctr. Rehabilitation Ctr., 370 Baldwin Rd., Ojai
Cost: Free - $5
Age limit: Not available
Categories: Special Events
Hawks, falcons, eagles, and owls will be on hand to greet guests on this wonderful afternoon. Drinks and snacks will be provided as well as activities for kids. Meet the non-releasable “ambassador” raptors of ORC as the raptor specialists handling them explain how to reduce human-caused hazards to our native wildlife.
ORC takes in an average of over 1400 native birds annually from the Tri County area, focusing on birds of prey (raptors) of which, 60% are released back into the wild. Raptors sustaining permanent injuries which are un-releasable are brought into the educational outreach program, and used as “ambassadors”. ORC now currently houses 26 un-releasable educational ambassadors. In addition to rehabilitation and educational outreach work, ORC also works with local farmers and residents through a Barn Owl Box program, offering healthy alternatives to rodenticides, or ratpoisons. Since the Center’s last Open House in Spring of 2012, ORC has taken in two more ambassadors; an albino Turkey Vulture and a Northern Pygmy Owl (one of the smallest owls in North America)
ORC Open House will be a free event with a suggested donation of five dollars. Since the Center is not open to the public, (rehabilitating wild birds of prey require minimal contact with humans for successful release back into the wild) this is a unique opportunity to see Ventura County’s leading wildlife rehabilitation Center. Ojai Raptor Center, (ORC) a non-profit 501(c) (3) organization is dedicated to the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey and other wildlife, and to providing educational programs to teach communities about raptors and our shared environment.
Event posted Oct. 14, 2012
Last updated Oct. 14, 2012