Dam Visitor Center is hosting a biologist from Birds of Prey NW along with several
diverse birds to celebrate International Migratory Bird Day and National Kids
to Parks Day on Saturday May 14.
9 a.m. and Noon, visitors may view the birds up close and speak with the
will be educational presentations by the handlers with the birds periodically
throughout the morning. There will also be kid-friendly activities throughout
the Visitor Center and more! Bring your binoculars and watch the nesting osprey
and eagles downstream of the dam and look for Bighorn Sheep in the hills above.
visiting raptors are under the care of biologist Janie Veltkamp, of the
nonprofit Birds of Prey NW.
has studied and worked with birds of prey for twenty years, nursing injured birds
back to health.
has also been instrumental in helping re-establish viable populations of endangered
raptors such as ospreys and peregrine falcons.
recently, Janie and “Beauty” a bald eagle missing half her beak, were featured
in a National Geographic special on TV. Birds of Prey Northwest travels with
live birds as “animal ambassadors” to help educate the public and raise
awareness of the issues facing wildlife today. www.bopnw.org
Dam Visitor Center is located at 260 Souse Gulch Road, approximately 17 miles
north of Libby, MT.
more information, please contact Park Ranger Susan James at 406-293-5577.
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more information about International Migratory Bird Day, visit: www.migratorybirdday.org.
details about National Kids to Parks Day, visit: www.parktrust.org/youthprograms/national-kids-to-parks-day.