Shaver’s Creek Environmental Center is home to a variety of hawks, owls, eagles, vultures, and falcons — a group of birds known as raptors.
One of the raptors that calls Shaver’s Creek home is this turkey buzzard named Neo.
At the aviary, the goal is to make sure all of the animals lives are as enriched as possible. Sometimes that means taking them outside.
Sometimes that means doing training sessions inside their enclosures.
\This barred owl is being weighed. The birds weight lets the care takers know how much to feed them, and gauge how their seasonal energy is being spent… such as using more energy in the summer to stay cool or more energy in the winter to stay warm.