North Coast residents and visitors will have the chance to get a close look at live raptors and learn more about them in a “Birds of Prey” presentation on Saturday, March 12 at 3 p.m. at the Redwood Playhouse, 286 Sprowel Creek Rd. in Garberville.
Staff members from the Humboldt Wildlife Care Center in Arcata will bring a great horned owl, western screech owl, a northern spotted owl and a red-tailed hawk or peregrine falcon to the presentation. They will discuss these rescued birds and describe their rehabilitation from injuries.
The wildlife care center takes in more than 1,000 injured or orphaned animals each year from Humboldt, Trinity, Del Norte and northern Mendocino counties and from southern Oregon. They release the animals back into the wild when they have recovered.
The center also provides advice and services when wildlife becomes a nuisance to people.
Donations from $1 to $10 will be accepted at the door to support the Lost Coast Interpretive Association’s work to build public understanding about natural life on the Lost Coast.
The presentation is part of an annual winter lecture series presented by the Bureau of Land Management King Range National Conservation Area and the Lost Coast Interpretive Center.