'Iowa Birds of Prey' program features live hawk and owl

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Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The University of Iowa Pentacrest Museums will host the Macbride Raptor Project’s “Iowa Birds of Prey” traveling program in the Biosphere Discovery Hub of the Museum of Natural History on Saturday, Sept. 1, at 2 p.m.

The interactive program, which is free and open to the public, features a live hawk and owl. Visitors will also learn about identification characteristics and habitat requirements for the raptors in the program. The event is co-sponsored by the Iowa Young Birders in celebration of Young Birders Day 2012.

For more information on the UI Pentacrest Museums and the UI Museum of Natural History, call 319-335-0606 or visit www.uiowa.edu/mnh.

For more information on the Iowa Young Birders and to register for Young Birders Day events and workshops, visit www.iowayoungbirders.org.

For more information on the Macbride Raptor Project, which focuses on research, rehabilitation, and education, call 319-398-5495 or visit recserv.uiowa.edu/Apps/Programs/MacbrideRaptorProject.aspx.