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Friday, March 11, 2011

World Bird Sanctuary-Kathryn G. Favre Foundation Assist

While visiting in St. Louis recently I was taken to the World Bird Sanctuary west of the city. A couple of friends thought that the birder among them might like the birds there. They were right. This particular sanctuary is really a rescue center for birds, complete with bird hospital. Birds that are injured end up there more or less on a permanent basis, some birds are short term guests as part of a breeding program, and others are in transit to new homes.

Generally speaking I do not enjoy seeing birds in cages or captivity, but if a bird is injured and rendered incapable of surviving on its own, such facilities display them and maintain them for educational purposes.

Such is the case for the World Bird Sanctuary. Many stunning birds call the place home.

American Eagle Classic Profile

Eagle Eye


Peregrine Falcon

Sea Eagle

Turkey Vulture

Fred- American Turkey

Fred- Strutting his stuff. Very friendly bird-not shy.

Snowy Owl

Snowy Owl whom I believe to be missing his right eye.

White Pelican Snooze

White Pelican

Saw-whet Owl

Deb Miller, my St. Louis guide.

Carolina Wren- St. Louis
Deb's birdfeeder

Tufted Titmouse- St. Louis
Deb's birdfeeder

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