World Center for Birds of Prey

World Center for Birds of Prey

April 27, 2017 - 3:14pm -- HighlandsFranz

This is Ben and Karmelle from Mr. Franz's class and we are here to tell you about the feild trip we went on. As a class we went to the World Center for Birds of Prey and learned about falcons. We got to see a rare species called the Alaamadora Falcon. The tour was really fun and we talked about a lot of birds and about their different adaptations. A falcon is a bird with sharp long tallons, a sharp curved beak, and great eyesight. We got to see an alive California Condor, which is a huge bird. It's wingspan can get up to 9 feet which is taller than most of our class. We also learned that a lot of the wild California Condors were killed by lead. This happend because hunters use lead bullets and leave the parts they don't want live the guts and head or what ever part they shot. These birds will find the animal and eat the little peices of the led along with the meat. This is one of the big reasons these buitful birds are becomming extienct. Another cool thing we learned is that in the the really late 1900 birds were eating bugs that died from cemicals that farmers used and they had to put cases on them that made sure that it would be okay and soon banned it so that it was illegal to put it in your crops.

Sid Franz, Grade 6
Boise, Idaho USA

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