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Pinedale Online > News > July 2010 > A visit to the Teton Raptor Center
A visit to the Teton Raptor Center
Located on Highway 22 in Wilson, Wyoming
by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online!
July 27, 2010

Harris's hawk. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Harris's hawk
Visitors to TRC are given the opportunity to see raptors native to this region, and from other areas of the world. This is a Harris's hawk, a resident hawk of the southern United States.

Jason Jones. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Jason Jones
Educational programs at offered at the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson are hosted by master falconer Jason Jones.

Young peregrine. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Young peregrine
This young peregrine is wearing a back-mounted video camera. Check out the birdís-eye view online at www.tetonraptorcenter.org.

Flight check. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Flight check
Jason prepares a falcon for a flight before those gathered for an hour- long tour of the TRC facility, which is located in the red Hardeman Barns in Wilson.

Ear feathers. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Ear feathers
Jason shows off the ear tuffs of a Great Horned Owl. The tuffs allow the owl to blend in with its background.

Tours. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Tours
Tours cost $10 per person and are scheduled on Tuesdays and Thursdays, at noon and 2 p.m., and on Wednesdays at 8 and 10 a.m. Call 307-203-2551 to schedule a visit.

Residents. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Residents
TRC has resident raptors that include a great horned owl, Peregrine falcon, red-tailed hawks, and golden eagles. Additional birds are also sometimes on site, including some falcons native to Africa.

Adult peregrine. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Adult peregrine
An adult peregrine falcon, the fastest raptor of the skies.

Red-tailed hawks. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Red-tailed hawks
Jason holds a light-phased red- tailed hawk on the left, while Jonathan Spear holds a dark-phased red-tailed hawks on the right.

Ambassador Karli. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Ambassador Karli
TRC ambassador Karli Swenson talks with the group about the structure of a bald eagleís head.

Gus. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Gus
Jason holds Gus the golden eagle, who because of an injury or birth defect, has never been able to fly. TRC helps birds of prey through veterinary care to injured raptors, education, conservation, and human/wildlife conflict resolution.

Hooded. Photo by Cat Urbigkit, Pinedale Online.
Hooded
A young falcon sporting its falconry hood, handcrafted by Jones.
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