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  • Events – Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    Raptors Rescue Resources FAQ BPRC Rehabilitation Track your patient BPRC Rehabilitation Wildlife Rehabbers Helping Donate Builds its nest Adopt A Raptor Sponsorship Program Supporters Volunteers Info on Raptors Our Raptors Gallery FAQ North Central Texas Raptors Events Events First Saturday at BPRC The first Saturday of every month we have all day outdoor raptor event in Brockdale Park Lucas Tx Every month has a different theme Click for details of

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/events/?event_id1=36 (2016-05-02)
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  • Events – Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    FAQ BPRC Rehabilitation Track your patient BPRC Rehabilitation Wildlife Rehabbers Helping Donate Builds its nest Adopt A Raptor Sponsorship Program Supporters Volunteers Info on Raptors Our Raptors Gallery FAQ North Central Texas Raptors Events Events First Saturday at BPRC The first Saturday of every month we have all day outdoor raptor event in Brockdale Park Lucas Tx Every month has a different theme Click for details of the next event

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/events/?event_id1=37 (2016-05-02)
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  • Events – Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    FAQ BPRC Rehabilitation Track your patient BPRC Rehabilitation Wildlife Rehabbers Helping Donate Builds its nest Adopt A Raptor Sponsorship Program Supporters Volunteers Info on Raptors Our Raptors Gallery FAQ North Central Texas Raptors Events Events First Saturday at BPRC The first Saturday of every month we have all day outdoor raptor event in Brockdale Park Lucas Tx Every month has a different theme Click for details of the next event

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/events/?event_id1=38 (2016-05-02)
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  • Events – Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    Raptors Rescue Resources FAQ BPRC Rehabilitation Track your patient BPRC Rehabilitation Wildlife Rehabbers Helping Donate Builds its nest Adopt A Raptor Sponsorship Program Supporters Volunteers Info on Raptors Our Raptors Gallery FAQ North Central Texas Raptors Events Events First Saturday at BPRC The first Saturday of every month we have all day outdoor raptor event in Brockdale Park Lucas Tx Every month has a different theme Click for details of

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/events/?event_id1=40 (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    photograph suitable for framing An adoption certificate A personal biography of your bird and natural history of the species Notification when your selected bird will be at an event near you You can drop by and have a personal visit with your selected raptor ambassador A 100 cotton t shirt with images of our raptor ambassadors t shirt details 25 stickers of the bird you wish to adopt to hand out to your friends and family Raptor Caregiver level 100 Raptor Caregiver Adoption Kit Benefits of being a Raptor Caregiver include A beautiful 5 x 7 photograph suitable for framing An adoption certificate A personal biography of your bird and natural history of the species 25 stickers of the bird you wish to adopt to hand out to your friends and family Raptor Supporter level 50 Raptor Supporter Adoption Kit Benefits of being a Raptor Supporter include A beautiful 5 x 7 photograph suitable for framing An adoption certificate A personal biography of your bird and natural history of the species Click here to learn about the raptor ambassadors HERE S HOW TO ADOPT A RAPTOR Select the raptor ambassador you wish to sponsor Click on the ADOPT button below

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/adopt_raptor.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    is common in the southeast United States They are carrion feeders and can be found soaring and roosting in groups Black Vultures can be distinguished from Turkey Vultures by shape and flight Black Vultures soar with wings almost flat and rarely rock back and forth They have very stubby tails Turkey Vultures soar with a dihedral wing shape imagine a V shape and they rock back and forth Tail is long Species information Length 25 Wingspan 60 Weight 4 lbs Plumage Black on back tail wings and head Legs are dark gray From underneath in flight wing tips are gray compared to rest of body Babies have tan down with black head Habitat Found mainly in open areas but can be seen anywhere Flight Often soaring with almost flat wings When roosting will open wings to dry off them off before taking flight Vocalization Has no vocal chords Only hisses Food Carrion of any kind Nesting Found on the ground unused buildings or ledges of cliffs No nests are made just a flat surface that may be scraped out a little They usually lay 2 eggs that are incubated for about 33 days Young fledge in about 8 weeks but

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/blackvulture.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    carrion feeders and can be found soaring and roosting in groups Turkey Vultures can be distinguished from Black Vultures by shape and flight Turkey Vultures soar with a dihedral wing shape imagine a V shape and they rock back and forth Tail is long Black Vultures soar with wings almost flat and rarely rock back and forth They have very stubby tails Species information Length 25 Wingspan 68 Weight 4 lbs Plumage Black on back tail and wings Red head and pale legs From underneath in flight Wing tips and trailing feathers are gray compared to rest of body Babies are white down with black head Habitat Found mainly in open areas but can be seen anywhere Flight Often soaring rocking back and forth Has dihedral V shape to wings When roosting will open its wings to dry them off before taking flight Vocalization Has no vocal chords Only hisses Food Carrion of any kind Nesting Found on the ground or in unused buildings No nests are made just a flat surface that may be scraped out a little They usually lay 2 eggs that are incubated for about 38 days Young fledge in about 11 weeks If babies are

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/turkeyvulture.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    Note black eye strip Photo by Dianne Earley Osprey in flight Note distinct color pattern Photo by Rich Lefebvre OSPREY Osprey Pandion haliaetus The Osprey is a fairly common raptor but is only found on area lakes Species information Length 24 Wingspan 64 Weight 3 5 lbs Description Distinctive bird Back and wings are black the chest is white and the tail is mostly black with some light gray stripes Head is mostly white with a black stripe through the eye When in flight has a distinct color to wings Habitat Found near large bodies of water Flight Slow shallow wing beats Long narrow wings Will hover over water and dive talons first to catch fish Vocalization A high pitched call teew teew teew Food Fish Nesting Found in tops of trees or rocky outcrops looking over water Site will be re used every year with additional sticks being added Usually 3 eggs that hatch in about 33 days Leaves nest in 6 7 weeks but remains nearby for many weeks Notes Sometimes confused with Bald Eagles but much smaller and has black tail and black eye stripe whereas the eagle s tail and head are all white when adults

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/osprey.html (2016-05-02)
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