Finley is a male American Kestrel that was hatched on June 7, 2017.
When he was born, he only weighed 10g! That is a third of an ounce...that is tiny! Do not assume this tiny falcon is tiny in personality; Kestrels are notorious for the 'eagle-sized' attitudes!
He began his training in July. He will be traveling all over Northern Arizona educating the public about American Kestrels, when not hunting grasshoppers of course. He is the ambassador to his wild counterparts, which are a 'Species of Conservation Concern' due to a declining population in North America. His first official education 'gig' was August 19th at Willow Bend Education Center. Please stay tuned and sign up for our emails.
1.New anklets 2. Fresh off the plane! 3. On the job already at 4 weeks old! 4. Some playtime!
Kieran (keer-awn) is a male Harris Hawk hatched March 25, 2017. Kieran, which means 'little dark one' in gaelic, will be educating the public all about raptors as apex predators through falconry. He begins his training in early September so watch this space and stay tune. He is a handsome boy!