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Citadel News Service
12 Mar 2007

Summerall Field going to the birds

Summerall Field will go to the birds on Thursday, March 15.

Saker Falcons, Black Vultures, Eurasian Kestrels, Barred Owls, and Harris Hawks from the International Center for Birds of Prey, a non profit organization near Charleston, will take part in a demonstration on Summerall Field from 8:30 to 9:15 a.m.

The "Raptor Ecology and Adaptations for Flight" demonstration will cover foraging strategies of birds of prey and demonstrate how these strategies impact flight patterns and behaviors.

The International Center for Birds of Prey is focuses on medical treatment, education, and research. The Avian Medical Clinic treats nearly 400 hawks, eagles, owls, falcons and other birds of prey each year. Educational staff members conduct more than 150 on-site and off-site programs each year with particular emphasis on developing higher education instruction and internships for college students.

 

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