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.
Educational programs at offered at
the Teton Raptor Center in Wilson are
hosted by master falconer Jason
This young peregrine is wearing a
back-mounted video camera. Check
out the birdís-eye view online at
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
Jason shows off the ear tuffs of a
Great Horned Owl. The tuffs allow the
owl to blend in with its background.
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.
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
An adult peregrine falcon, the fastest
raptor of the skies.
Jason holds a light-phased red-
tailed hawk on the left, while
Jonathan Spear holds a dark-phased
red-tailed hawks on the right.
TRC ambassador Karli Swenson talks
with the group about the structure of
a bald eagleís head.
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.
A young falcon sporting its falconry
hood, handcrafted by Jones.