What Makes a Raptor? - Online

February 16, 2023 (Thursday) 7:00-8:30pm




Sarah Courchesne - Mass Audubon Program Ornithologist






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What makes a raptor a raptor? The word raptor means a bird that 'seizes,' or grabs its food. Most raptors do hunt and grab live animals for food, but some, like vultures, scavenge instead. What, then, do all raptors have in common?

Their bodies and senses are specially designed to find and catch food, but there's more than meets the eye. Dive in to the recent science on these fascinating birds of prey to reveal what components are necessary to build, and fully appreciate, a raptor.

A portion of this program is funded through the generosity of Boston Partners Financial Group, LLC.

Interested in learning more? This program is presented as part of our annual Merrimack River Eagle Festival. For more opportunities to learn about, view, and celebrate winter raptors in Massachusetts, visit massaudubon.org/eaglefest.

Instructions and Directions:

You will receive the Microsoft Teams Link to log into the program in your confirmation. An email reminder will also be sent to you 24 hours before program start.

Registration is required.

Meeting Place:

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