Colorado State Raptor Program Open House Slated for Dec. 13

The Rocky Mountain Raptor Program will host an open house Dec. 13 from 11 a.m. until 3 p.m. at the program’s facility north of the Colorado State University Veterinary Teaching Hospital at 300 W. Drake Road.

Visitors can tour the center, learn more about the program’s work with injured birds of prey and find out how to become involved. Visitors can meet permanently injured raptors that cannot be released into the wild and that are available for adoption through the Adopt-a-Raptor Program.

Birds on display will include a bald eagle, golden eagle, peregrine falcon, ferruginous hawk, merlin, long-eared owl, saw-whet owl, red-tailed hawk, great horned owl and many others.

Volunteers will be on hand to discuss their work, environmental education presentations and the program’s public outreach exhibits. Many raptor gift items are available through the Raptor Gift Shop and refreshments will be served.

For more information on the program and open house, call (970) 491-0398.