The Canadian Raptor Conservancy is a family run organization, that has been in operation for over 20 years, in Southwestern Ontario near Lake Erie.
Bird lovers will learn lots of interesting facts of the birds of prey (raptors) that live on this farm.
They have a live bird show that offers an up-close and personal look at some of the birds that are living there at the time of your visit.
The conservancy is located at R.R. #1 in Vittoria, Ontario, postal code N0E 1Y0, or this address might be easier to find … 2848 Front Road Simcoe Ontario Canada.
You might want to give them a call to get more details before you visit.
A camera or smart phone for pictures/videos is a must but also consider boots, a hat, umbrella, binoculars, and maybe a jacket.
Call ahead for reservations … 1-519-428-2637
Many raptors live on site. Some are hatched on site and raised with love by the family.
Here are just 3 of the many birds of prey you will see at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy …
The Great Horned Owl
The Great Horned Owl Once this owl is an adult, it has no enemies except humans.
The Great Horned Owl is a meat eater (carnivore), so keep your eyes on your pets. It might live for 20 years in the wild. It can turn its head 270 degrees keeping its eyes on everything that moves.
This owl isn’t very good at building a home, so it might take over a squirrel’s nest or a flower pot.
The Bald Eagle
There are over 60 different kinds of eagles in the world, but Canada only has the Bald Eagle.
This raptor has no enemies so it is at the top of the food chain. If the Bald Eagle loses a feather from the left wing, it will release a feather from the right wing to stay in balance.
When Bald Eagles find a mate, they will fly really high, join talons, and do cartwheels down toward the earth.
They can live together for almost 50 years.
Osprey raptors are very big, with a wide wing span, and live near water since they eat a lot of fish.
They can fly as high as 100 feet in the air, then propel themselves quickly towards the water, feet first.
This bird has learned to close it nostrils as it hits the water. Once they have the fish in their claws, they rearrange it so that the fish is looking straight ahead.
The bird takes its dinner to the nest to eat it or share it with babies.
For 11 million years, the Osprey has been on the planet Earth.
Watch our video that we took at the Canadian Raptor Conservancy…
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