Yesterday I went to the Carolina Raptor Center to look at the different types of birds. All of the birds there were unable to survive on their own in the wild.
What these people do is find wounded birds and give them a home. They put the birds in habitats with their name, breed, and reason they are there. They rehabilitate them and set them free, if possible. I think it’s a great way to help the birds, and the people learning.
My favorite bird was Emma the Universal One, a small owl there for a Ga’Hoole special. She’s sweet and white and she hissed at me. She also hissed at Dan, our newest member to the homeschooling family. (We found him at the park, just sitting on one of the tables.)
We saw a lot of really cool birds, but my second favorite would be Pishi, a king vulture who has this fleshy thing on his beak that he blows up at you …well… you have to see it to really understand it.
My favorite thing (besides the birds) was the sign. It said:
“Carolina Raptor Center
Protected by cameras, alarms, and sharp talons”
Happy bird watching!