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Raptor Recovery volunteers provide care and support to injured, orphaned birds

A volunteer holding a raptor

Kearney Hub

Staci Cahis hopes her work as part of Raptor Recovery can help undo some of the effects of modern living on birds of prey.

“They are predators and people find them more attractive than other birds,” she said about the special treatment reserved for owls, eagles, hawks, falcons or vultures. “Obviously there are a lot more birds that are herbivorous than carnivorous so there are a lot fewer birds of prey. And it’s to counteract the impact that people have on the birds.”

Unfortunate things happen in the wild to all creatures, Cahis noted. Running into birds with vehicles, poisoning them with lead bullets or building power lines in a flyway cause casualties unrelated to nature….

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