BIRDS OF PREY – Four live birds of prey are presented in this program. They include a hawk, (usually a red-tailed hawk or Harris hawk), a turkey vulture, a large owl, and a falcon. Each one of these birds has its own unique adaptations for survival. We discuss the importance if these birds in the balance of nature, and how man has helped to restore endangered species such as the peregrine falcon. A flight demonstration is given with either a hawk or an owl. We show the audience how an owl swallows a rodent in one whole piece, which leads to a discussion of owl pellets. We walk through the audience with the birds so that everyone can get a close look and feel the wind from their wings.