MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

MARK KLAAS, Kent Reporter

Talon tale: largest hawk in North America featured at Wings of Fall program

  • Wednesday, November 22, 2017 9:17am
  • News

Craig Moran, a zookeeper, curator and falconer for 30 years, describes the life of a ferruginous Hawk to visitors at the Puget Sound WildCare in Kent on Sunday.

The 27-year-old female hawk, the largest of its kind in North America, was the star of the center’s Wings of Fall event.

Moran has worked as a zookeeper/curator and education coordinator for 10 years. He is the owner of RaptorLife.org, which conducts raptor education programs throughout Washington.

In addition, Yun Byeon maped out the importance of migratory birds; Craig Holmes revealed the hidden secrets of birds’ eggs; and Dr. Jan White explored the local threats and challenges for Pileated Woodpeckers.

Puget Sound WildCare (previously South Sound Critter Care) is a registered nonprofit charity focused on wildlife rehabilitation, environmental education and wildlife conservation. It was opened for mammal and reptile care in 2009 and was federally permitted for migratory bird species in 2010. The center has grown to take in about 2,500 animals a year and has built 30-plus outdoor enclosures on two properties.

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