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Publications and presentations by Cascades Raptor Center staff:

Defining Legacy Birds. Sidney Campbell (Senior Trainer and Educator, Cascades Raptor Center) and Kit Lacy (Bird Curator, Cascades Raptor Center). The Flyer Spring 2023.

Compassionate Euthanasia. Kit Lacy. The Flyer Winter 2023.

What’s the Average Weight? Kit Lacy. The Flyer Winter 2022.

Folklore Educational Messages. Kit Lacy. The Flyer Summer 2022.

Learning from Legacy Owls. Sidney Campbell and Jenn Bock. Presented at IAATE conference 2021.

Bumblefoot: How Bad Can It Be? Kit Lacy and Laura Farah (Trainer and Educator, Cascades Raptor Center). The Flyer Winter 2020.

Adaptive Perching. Kit Lacy. The Flyer Summer 2020.

Meeting the Challenges of Transitioning Raptors from Force to Choice.  Kit Lacy. The Flyer Spring 2020. 

Selection Process for Non-Releasable Raptors. Kit Lacy. The Talon, Vol. 3.1 Issue 1 Spring 2020.

AZA Ambassador Animal Guidelines for Eurasian and Verreaux’s Eagle Owl. Created by the Ambassador Animal Scientific Advisory Group in Association with the Eurasian Eagle Owl Species Survival Plan Program (Kit Lacy, Contributor). January 2020.

Blips and Bumps in Raptor Training: Managing in the Moment. Zach Zeneberg (Education Coordinator, Cascades Raptor Center). The Flyer Fall 2019. 

Shaping a Reliable Hover Behavior in an American Kestrel. Zach Zeneberg. Presented at IAATE (International Association for Avian Trainers and Educators) conference 2018.

Crating for Success. Kit Lacy and Zach Zeneberg. The Flyer Summer 2018.

Selection Process for Non-Releasable Birds: The First Step in Bird Welfare. Kit Lacy (Director of Education, Cascades Raptor Center), Presented at IAATE conference 2017.

Human impacts and how you can help:

When Birds Can’t Fly –  – An article written for Skipping Stones, a multicultural children’s magazine on wildlife rehabilitation – what it is, how anyone can help.

The Effects of Cats on Wildlife – With many species in danger due to habitat loss or pesticides, predation by house cats is yet one more hardship – but a preventable one – imposed by humans on wild animals already struggling to survive.

Backyard Raptor Feeding?  The do’s and don’ts of attracting raptors to your backyard.

Screen Those Chimneys – Chimneys can look like good cavities for nesting.

What to do in a Wildlife Emergency

Bird Savers: Window strike prevention

Other articles of interest:

Soar Winner, story of our Founder, Louise Shimmel, including photographs

Eagles Eyes – The eyes of an eagle are exceptionally sharp.

Owl’s Ears – Dan Gleason describes the purpose of owl ears.

An Eagle’s Cry – A personal look at the emotional side of wildlife rehabilitation.

What Good is Wildlife Rehabilitation? A frank look at the state of the profession.

Rehabilitation Ethics – A wildlife rehabilitator code of ethics

West Nile Virus – General information

Avian influenza “Bird Flu”, as it is sometimes called in the press, is making its way into the news almost daily and causing worry among global health authorities, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Avian Influenza Facts

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