Raptor Fest helps celebrate 25 years of the Snake River Birds of Prey

Posted at 4:35 PM, Jun 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-01 18:35:50-04

To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey becoming a National Conservation Area, a Raptor Fest will commence on Saturday at the Indian Creek Winery near Kuna.

Bureau of Land Management Cory Coffman and Jared Fluckiger showed off Archimedes, a great horned owl, and Little Hawk, a swainson hawk.

These birds are part of an education effort, the BLM also takes care of these birds because they have injuries that would make it very difficult to survive in the wild.

The Snake River Birds of Prey is one of the largest nesting grounds for raptors in the country and the public can learn all about them for free from noon to five this Saturday.

"Well it is a family-friendly festival so we have tons of activities for the kids and adults," said Steve Alsup of the Birds of Prey NCA Partnership. "We will have live music and food trucks, we will be at Indian Creek so they will be serving wine, we got Lost Grove Brewing doing local beer for us."

The NCA Partnership along with the BLM put this together, however, there are so many more organizations and sponsors that brings the Raptor Fest to Idaho.

For a list of all of those and more information about the event click here.