Raptor conservationist to present program with live birds

By | April 2, 2023

Raptor educator Abbey Krumrie of River Valley Raptors, Inc. will present a program featuring the birds of prey native to the Driftless Region Wednesday, April 12, 2023.

The presentation will be at 6:30 p.m. in The Hub at the Lunda Community Center. The center is located at 405 State Hwy 54, Black River Falls. The program is free and open to the public.

River Valley Raptors is a nonprofit organization dedicated to conserving raptors and other wildlife along with their habitats through education. Live birds of prey serve as ambassadors for the organization and its programs. The hands-on experience aims to motivate students and audiences of all ages to care about environmental conservation.

The organization’s mission is to protect the unique habitat and biodiversity of the Driftless Region through community engagement, education and conservation.

The species of raptors serving as the organization’s ambassadors include golden eagle, merlin, northern goshawk, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl, peregrine falcon, gyrfalcon, barn owl, American kestrel, northern saw-whet owl and a burrowing owl.

The raptor enthusiasts encourage the public to attend and find out why raptors are so important to the world and learn what can be done to help raptors to thrive.

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