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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    show you what makes them an important part of our environment The presentations approximately 45 minutes long are at your location and are available to all schools home school groups youth organizations libraries scouts and much more In 2013 we presented to more than 30 000 people We travel all over North Texas We also offer on site programming We have a park with pavilions an amphitheater restrooms and trails We can offer raptor presentations as well as guided hikes through native Blackland Prairie Able to accommodate up to 300 for our on site programs Outreach group size can range from just a few to a classroom to over 1 000 for events For schools we recommend no more than 150 at a time and can do as many back to back programs as requested Our programs include Whoo s There in the Dark A fun and educational introduction to raptors for children ages pre K minimum age 4 years old through Kindergarten A live owl will visit your classroom to help children discover the mysteries of the night Where does an owl live what does an owl eat and how does it get food This program designed especially for

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/education.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    are around 3 If it has little or no feathering then try to find the nest The best thing for a baby bird at this stage known as a nestling is being in it s nest Look up in the nearest trees or bushes 4 If you find the nest go ahead and put the baby back in the nest It is a myth that birds can smell human scent and won t take care of it most birds have a terrible sense of smell If you can t find the nest or it is unreachable you can make a substitute nest Using a small berry basket or plastic tub put drain holes in the bottom fill it with grass and attach it as close as you can to the original nest or as close to where the nestling was found Once it is back in its nest or in the nest you have created leave it alone Birds will not return if you are in the area If you can watch from an indoor location that is fine Don t worry if the parents don t return right away It can take quite some time for a parent to be comfortable in approaching The best chance for baby birds to survive is to leave them alone In most cases a baby bird that somebody tries to raise will die And in many cases if the bird survives being hand raised once released back into the wild it won t have the proper skills to survive Remember only a parent can teach a baby the appropriate skills its kind needs to survive in the wild Remember Attempting to raise a wild bird is illegal unless you have obtained the proper federal and state permits to do so Want more information

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/faq.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    Mews Supporters Founders Circle Raptor T Shirts Supply Wish List Info on Raptors Our Birds Our Gallery FAQ North Central Texas Baby Barred Owl RESOURCES AND LINKS There is lots of great information and resources available on the web to learn more about raptors and how you can help in the conservation efforts DFW Wildlife Coalition Texas Parks and Wildlife Texas Parks and Wildlife rehab U S Fish and Wildlife

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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    Rehabbers Help Us Donate Builds its Nest Medium Flight Mews Supporters Founders Circle Raptor T Shirts Supply Wish List Info on Raptors Our Birds Our Gallery FAQ North Central Texas Currently Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is unable to to provide rehabilitation services as our facilities are still under construction If you have a raptor that is injuried or sick please lookup a rehabilitator in the list on the Texas Park

    Original URL path: http://www.bpraptorcenter.org/BPRCRehabilitation.html (2016-05-02)
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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    barcode Scan and help the raptors Email us to forward you these keytags at info bpraptorcenter org Kroger Community Rewards Program Beginning August 1st 2013 you can help BPRC by enrolling in the Kroger Community Rewards Program You must register online and link your Kroger Plus Card to our organization Here is how If you do not have a Kroger Plus Card go to the service desk at any Kroger Since you must register online if you are a new online customer go to www Krogercommunityrewards com Click on the Sign Up Today in the New Customer box You can sign up for a Kroger Community Rewards Account by entering your zipcode clicking on a favorite store entering your email address then create a password and agree to the terms and conditions You will get a message to check your email and click the link within the body of the email Click on My Account and use your email address and password to proceed Click on Edit Kroger Community Rewards information and input your Kroger Plus card number Then confirm the information Enter our NPO number 83943 or input our organization or select from the list of organizations and click to confirm That is it Now every time you swipe your card at Kroger a percentage goes to BPRC Thank you for helping us further our mission BPRC LOGO T SHIRT Order your BPRC logo t shirt to proudly show your support for raptors and BPRC T shirt cost is 25 which includes shipping T shirt is 100 cotton in Natural color Three different styles are available each with our logo on the back Available sizes are Small Medium Large X Large and XX Large To order Please mail a letter to Blackland Prairie Raptor Center 5919 Greenville Ave 341

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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    to the donation page fill out the information and in the comment section please note Builds its Nest and the specific designation for your donation such as food medicine etc Contribute Online Or if you prefer you can donate by US mail Download a form and mail it and a check to us Contribute by US Mail Built Accipiter Cages The medium flight cages are under construction We would love some more volunteers Check Construction Photos Blackland Prairie Raptor Center is a 501c3 organization as determined by the IRS Donations are deductible to the extent allowed by law Since 2004 Blackland Prairie Raptor Center has a mission of environmental preservation through public education and the conservation of birds of prey and wildlife in their natural habitat By engaging more than 250 000 North Texans in interactions with our raptor ambassadors BPRC has demonstrated the value of raptors and our native habitat both crucial to conservation The Builds its Nest program goal is to develop a facility necessary to fulfill our mission and values while adhering to the strict requirements of USFWS and TPWD in regard to these birds that are protected under the Migratory Bird Treaty Act BPRC is officially launching the third and final phase of its Builds its Nest capital campaign in 2014 fulfilling its founding purpose by adding to its education and conservation initiatives a raptor rehabilitation center A soft launch began in 2013 targeting requirements of Texas Parks and Wildlife Department and U S Fish and Wildlife Services a facility for intake assessment and triage as well as species appropriate caging staged for various levels of recovery and conditioning Ultimate Goal Our Campaign Goal is 265 000 1 to fund operations for the first three years 2 to create a hospital for the initial care and

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  • Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    Gallery FAQ North Central Texas PHOTO GALLERY BLACKLAND PRAIRIE RAPTOR CENTER PHOTO GALLERY We would like to showcase the best images of raptors you have photographed here in North Texas See our LIST OF RAPTORS that have been viewed in our region Please forward the photos with your name date and where you took your photograph to info bpraptorcenter org We look forward to some great shots Great Horned Owl

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  • Black Vulture – Blackland Prairie Raptor Center
    VULTURE Black Vulture Corgyps atratus The Black Vulture is a year round resident in Texas and 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

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