Society for the Preservation of Raptors (Inc)

MEET THE BIRDS
 

Some members of the Society for the Preservation of Raptors are Registered Wildlife Carers who are also licensed by the Department of Conservation and Land Management under Regulation 16 of the Wildlife Act to keep particular birds for the purposes of education.  We believe that the best way for us as human beings to understand our magnificent native raptors and owls is for us to bring people and raptors closer together.

Our education birds are special individuals whose temperament is suited to attending displays and talks.  Their handlers have built up a relationship with each bird based on trust, respect and good husbandry.  The health and well being of each bird is the carers' primary consideration at all times.

The only birds kept as educators are those who cannot be released into the wild.  Sick, injured and orphaned birds are treated, rehabilitated and released back to their original habitat wherever possible.


At present, the Society's educators include:

 
Cetan the Black Kite CETAN

SPECIES:  Black Kite (Milvus migrans)
GENDER:  Male
AGE GROUP:  Adult
DETAILS:  Cetan's name (pronounced, "Cheh-dahn") means, "Hawk."  Cetan is a captive bred, hand reared hawk bred from John and Yoko, the first team of free flying Black Kites at Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Centre in Margaret River.

HANDLER(S):  Brian and Nancy, EarthWings Raptor Rehabilitation 

Miranda Goshawk MIRANDA GOSHAWK

SPECIES:  Brown Goshawk (Accipiter fasciatus)
GENDER:  Female
AGE GROUP:  Adult
DETAILS: Miranda was handed in suffering the effects of secondary poisoning due to pesticides having been used on an animal or bird that she caught. Her life was saved by the carers who looked after her, but the toxins in her body left her partially blind, so she cannot be released.

HANDLER(S):  Marra, Perth Raptor Care / Raptor Presentations

Cikala the Southern Boobook
CIKALA

SPECIES:  Southern Boobook (Ninox boobook)
GENDER:  Female
AGE GROUP:  Adult
DETAILS: Cikala's name (pronounced, "CHEE-kah-lah") means, "Little."  Cikala was handed in as a tiny, downy orphan and hand reared at the Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Park.

HANDLER(S):  Brian and Nancy, EarthWings Raptor Rehabilitation    


Leo the Western Masked Owl
LEONARDO

SPECIES:  Australian Masked Owl (Tyto novaehollandiae)
GENDER:  Male
AGE GROUP:  Adult
DETAILS: Leonardo (or Leo to his friends) is a captive bred, hand reared Masked Owl from the Eagles Heritage Raptor Wildlife Park in Margaret River.

HANDLER(S):  Marra, Perth Raptor Care / Raptor Presentations








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