Visitors to Lakeside Nature Center can see live birds of prey,
including hawks, owls, vultures, falcons and a Bald Eagle.
Although these birds are unable to survive in the wild, they
serve as ambassadors for their species to the nature lovers of
Are these pet birds?
These birds are WILD. They have learned to sit on
a handler's glove and adapted to life in captivity, but they
are still wild.
Each bird has special circumstances that prevent it
from hunting on its own.
At Lakeside Nature Center, the birds receive daily care
and are safe to live without worry or predators or hunger.
Why are the birds tied up?
The birds are tethered for their protection while they
enjoy the sunshine and fresh air.
Birds of prey have sharp beaks and talons and may
attack other birds.
Each evening the birds are placed in individual rooms
where each is free to move around.
Check out the Lakeside birds.