Professional publications and presentations:
Bumblefoot: How Bad Can It Be? Kit Lacy (Bird Curator, Cascades Raptor Center) and Laura Farah (Training and Education Assistant, Cascades Raptor Center). Published in The Flyer Winter 2020.
Adaptive Perching. Kit Lacy. Published in The Flyer Summer 2020.
Meeting the Challenges of Transitioning Raptors from Force to Choice. Kit Lacy. Published in The Flyer Spring 2020.
Selection Process for Non-Releasable Raptors. Kit Lacy. Published in The Talon Vol. 3.1 Issue 1 Spring 2020.
AZA Ambassador Animal Guidelines for Eurasian and Verreaux’s Eagle Owl. Kit Lacy et al. January 2020.
Blips and Bumps in Raptor Training: Managing in the Moment. Zach Zeneberg (Education Coordinator, Cascades Raptor Center). Published in 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.
Raptor Report: Crating for Success. Kit Lacy, Zach Zeneberg. Published in 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, February 2017.
Human impacts and how you can help:
When Birds Can’t Fly – Or Squirrels Can’t Climb – An article written for Skipping Stones, a multi-cultural 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 controllable 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
Birds Be Safe Collars – A solution to cats preying on song birds
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
Bald Eagle Learning Resources – Scroll to bottom for an extensive list of further reading!