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National Eagle Speakers Bureau

The following are people, organizations and agencies that make speakers and trained birds of prey available to schools, clubs, church groups, and special events to educate the public about the need to protect bald eagles, birds of prey and other natural resources. Please feel free to contact these educators about speaking for your group, class, or function.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Illinois Idaho Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming

 


ALABAMA

AL Division of Wildlife & Freshwater Fisheries (3 listings)
c/o Roger Clay, Nongame Wildlife Biologist*
P.O. Box 7245
Spanish Fort, Al 36577
(251) 626-5474
E-Mail: rclay@gulftel.com
Keith Hudson, Nongame Wildlife Biologist*
309 Knightbridge Road
Florence, Al 35631
(334) 760-8233
E-Mail: HUDSONMK@cs.com

c/o Mark Sasser*
Nongame Wildlife Program Coordinator

64 North Union Street
Montgomery, AL 36130-1457
(334) 242-3469
(334) 242-3032 (FAX)
E-Mail: msasser@dcnr.state.al.us
*Comment: AL DCNR gives
limited raptor presentations on a case by case basis, depending on work
schedules and other factors.

Raptor Center at Auburn University
c/o Stacey Hollenberger, Education Biologist

(334) 844-6943
(334) 844-6050 (fax)
E-Mail: hollest@vetmed.auburn.edu
Web Site: http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/index.pl/raptor
Comment: Static and flighted bird of prey programs entertain while delivering an conservation messages.

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ALASKA
ARIZONA
Arizona Game and Fish Department
c/o Kenneth "Tuk" Jacobson
Bald Eagle Management Coordinator
5000 W. Carefree Highway
Phoenix, Arizona 85068
baldeagle@azgfd.gov

Liberty Wildlife Rehabilitation Foundation
Megan Mosby, Executive Director

P. O. Box 14345
Scottsdale, AZ 85267
Web Site: http://www.libertywildlife.org
E-Mail: meganmosby@cox.net

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ARKANSAS

Delta Rivers Nature Center
c/o Rusty Scarborough or Eric Maynard
Arkansas Game & Fish Commission

1400 Black Dog Rd (P.O. Box 8074)
Pine Bluff, AR 71611
(870) 534-0011
E-Mail: rgscarborough@agfc.state.ar.us
Comment: Live birds are available for
presentations

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Little Rock Zoo
c/o Keith Wenger, Education Assistant

#1 Jonesboro Dr.
Little Rock, AR 72205
(501) 666-2406, Ext. 124
E-mail: KWenger@littlerock.state.ar.us
Web Site:http://www.littlerockzoo.com
Comments: "Zoo to You" programs available: Birds of Prey, Mammal, Reptile, Biofacts, or combination programs available. Please contact Keith Wenger for prices and availability (minimum four week notice required).

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CALIFORNIA
COLORADO

Colorado Division of Wildlife
Terrestrial Resources Section
c/o Jeff Versteeg, Terrestrial Section Mgr.

6060 Broadway
Denver, CO 80216.
303-291-7204

Comments: No live birds are available for educational use


CONNECTICUT

CT DEP Wildlife Division
c/o Julie Victoria, Wildlife Biologist

391 Route 32
North Franklin, CT 06254
860-642-7239
860-642-7964 (FAX)
julie.victoria@po.state.ct.us
Comments: Gives talks only from Sept to April; requires audience of 25 person minimum; no live birds used.

Wind Over Wings
c/o Hope Douglas

22 Old Road
Clinton, CT 06413
(860)669-4004; Fax (860)669-5839
E-mail: Wings@snet.net
Web Site: www.windoverwings.com/
Comments: Has eagles & other birds of prey available

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DELAWARE
FLORIDA

Accipiter Enterprises
c/o Karen "Kitty" Carrol
P. O. Box 1300
Live Oak, Florida 32064
(386) 776-1960

hawkmom74@mac.com
Hawkmom74@birdsofprey.net
Hawkmom74@yahoo.com (best for attachments)
Website: http://www.birdsofprey.net (see program descriptions & videos)

Comment: Free-flight Bird of Prey & Falconry demonstrations. Educating the public at Sportsmen's shows, Agricultural Fairs, Renaissance Festival, Scottish Games since 1989. Fully contained with own sound system & tent.

Federally & state licensed & insured. Licensed falconer since 1974 - Master class falconer.
Bird Species: Hawks - Harris, Redtail; Falcns - Barbary, Peregrin, Gryfalcon/peregrin hybrid, lanner peregrine hybrid; Owls - Barn Owl, Barred Owl, Eagle Owl.

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GEORGIA

Center for Wildlife Education
c/o Steve Hein or Scott Courdin
Georgia Southern University

Box 8058
Statesboro, GA 30460
(912) 681-0831
E-Mail: shein@georgiasouthern.edu
Website: http://welcome.georgiasouthern.edu/wildlife/
Comment: Live birds are available for presentations, including
flighted raptors and non-flighted bald and golden eagles.

Charlie Elliott Wildlife Center
c/o Tim Keyes
GA-DNR

543 Elliott Trail
Mansfield, GA 30055
(770) 784-3059
tim_keyes@dnr.state.ga.us
Comment: Ten live birds-of-prey, ranging from a bald eagle to a screech owl, are available for use in presentations

HawkTalk, Inc.
c/o Monteen McCord

P.O. Box 130
Holly Springs, Georgia 30142
(770-720-1847
E-Mail: monteen@hawktalk.org
Web Site: www.hawktalk.org
Comment: Live birds are available for presentations. HawkTalk is a 501(c) non-profit organization.

Save Our American Raptors, Inc. (S.O.A.R.)
c/o John Stokes and Dale Kernahan Stokes

P.O. Box 743
Trenton, GA 30752
(706) 657-3278
E-Mail: Avnav8r@aol.com or DaleKernahan@hotmail.com
 
Comment:  Nine live non-releasable raptor species, including a bald eagle and free-flying hawk(s), are available in multi-states year-round.    Have entertaining/educational shows Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays, Memorial Day through Labor Day, at Rock City atop Lookout Mt. near Chattanooga, TN.  For show schedule, see http://www.seerockcity.com/Flash/About/events.htm

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HAWAII
ILLINOIS
IDAHO
INDIANA
IOWA
KANSAS

Masters of the Sky
Bird of Prey Encounters

Eagle Valley Raptor Center
c/o Ken & Susan Lockwood

927 North 343rd Street West
Cheney, Kansas 67025
(316) 540-0003
(316) 540-0003 Fax
(316) 393-0710 Mobile
http://www.eaglevalleyraptorcenter.org/

Comments: Live program birds include: 
Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Barn Owl, Great Horned Owl, Barred Owl, Snowy Owl, Screech Owls, Eurasian Eagle Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, and Harris Hawk.
See above web site for program costs and other details.

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KENTUCKY

Salato Wildlife Education Center
c/o Laurie Davison
KY Dept. of Fish & Wildlife Resources

1 Game Farm Road
Frankfort, KY 40601
1-800-858-1549
E-Mail: laurie.davison@mail.state.ky.us
Comment: Live birds are available for use in educational programs

Raptor Rehabilitation of KY Inc
c/o Eileen Wicker

P.O. Box 18002
Louisville, KY 40261
502-491-1939
E-Mail: raptors@iglou.com

Comments: Have the following educational birds: Bald Eagle, Red Tailed Hawks, Broad-winged Hawks, Harris Hawk, Turkey Vulture, American Kestrels, Peregrine Falcon, Barred Owls, Barn Owls, Eastern Screech Owls, Great Horned Owls and a Burrowing Owl.

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LOUISIANA
Louisiana Dept of Wildlife and Fisheries
Rockefeller Refuge

5476 Grand Chenier Highway
Grand Chenier, LA 70643
c/o Tom Hess - 337-538-2276;
hess_tj@wlf.state.la.us;
c/o George Melancon - E-mail: Melancon_ge@wlf.state.la.us; or
c/o Jeb Linscombe - E-mail: linscombe_JT@wlf.state.la.us

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MAINE
MARYLAND
MASSACHUSETTS
MICHIGAN
MINNESOTA

The Raptor Center at the University of Minnesota
c/o Lisa Koch

1920 Fitch Avenue
St. Paul, MN 55108
(612) 624-4745
E-Mail:kochx039@umn.edu
Web Site: www.theraptorcenter.org
Comments:  The Raptor Center (TRC)  has over 30 live education raptors, including 5 bald eagles and a golden eagle.  TRC travels all over the country presenting live raptor programs.

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MISSISSIPPI

MS Museum of Natural Science
c/o Jenny Thompson
Monitoring Coordinator
Partners in Flight/Bald Eagle Nest

2148 Riverside Drive
Jackson, MS 39202
Tel: 601-354-7303
Fax: 601-354-7227
E-Mail: jenny.thompson@mmns.state.ms.us
No live birds for presentations.

Wildlife Rescue and Rehabilitation
c/o Bill and Pat Lowrance
4640 Calnita Pl.
Jackson, MS 39211
Tel: 601-366-8949
Live birds available for presentations.

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MISSOURI
MONTANA
NEBRASKA
NEVADA
NEW HAMPSHIRE
NEW JERSEY

NJ Div. of Fish, Game and Wildlife
Endangered and Nongame Species Program
c/o Mrs. Terry Terry

2201 County Route 631
Woodbine, NJ 08270
Phone: (609) 628-2103
E-Mail: nongame@gtc3.com
Comments: Has a NJ Speakers Bureau consisting of trained volunteers who give an approximate 20-30 minute talk about threatened and endangered species in New Jersey. The eagle project is covered as well as the peregrine and osprey project. No live birds available; also mounted eagle and peregrine falcon sometimes available upon request.

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NEW MEXICO
NEW YORK
Pete Nye
Retired Eagle Project Leader, Fall 2010
Endangered Species Unit
NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

1926 Tarrytown Rd.
Feura Bush, NY  12067
Phone: 518-768-2149
E-Mail: nyezps@gmail.com
Comments: Has PowerPoint presentations of up to 60 minutes each, focusing on
  1. Reestablishment of Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, and Osprey in NYS and the Northeast U.S.
  2. Current Status of Eagles in NY and the Northeast U.S.
  3. Historic Status of Golden Eagles in the Eastern U.S.
  4. Causes of Mortality of Eagles in NYS
  5. Ecology and Migratory Movements of Wintering Bald and Golden Eagles in NYS

NORTH CAROLINA
American Wildlife Refuge (Steven Stone)
302 Southtown Circle #28
Rolesville, NC
(919)395-7749
Email: AWRefuge@aol.com
Note: We take our presentation to appropriate locations. Either scientific or storytelling lessons with a live eagle, hawks, owls, vultures,and falcons.
See details in web site: http://www.awrefuge.org
Carolina Raptor Center
6000 Sample Rd,
Huntersville, NC.
(704) 875-6521
Note: Scheduled tours provided at facility to see non-releasable eagles, hawks, owls, vultures, and falcons, plus educational kiosks.
See details in web site: http://www.birdsofprey.org

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
c/o David Allen

183 Paul Dr.
Trenton, NC 28585
(252) 448-1546
E-Mail: allend@coastalnet.com
Note: No live birds are available for presentations.
Eastern N.C. Eagle Watch
c/o Jerry Lotterhos

206 York Rd.
Greenville, NC 27858
(252) 327-6432
E-Mail: bot9@suddenlink.net
Comment: Jerry Lotterhos is a retired college professor ( East Carolina University ). He is a wildlife photographer and has done done extensive bald eagle research, videos, and photography in Eastern N.C.  He takes presentations to appropriate locations east of U.S Interstate 95 in North Carolina. Scientific and storytelling sessions of 30 minutes to 1 hour are supported with locally made audio-visuals showing eagles from Eastern N.C.

NC Wildlife Resources Commission
c/o Kate Pipkin

1712 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-1712
(919) 662-4323
E-mail: pipkinka@mail.wildlife.state.nc.us
Note: No live birds are available.

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NORTH DAKOTA

North Dakota
Greg Brooks

PO Box 7
Gilby, ND 58235
(701) 869-2656
E-Mail:  falconer@polarcomm.com
Comments: Educational programs are provided with a live great horned owl and an adult female Bald Eagle. 
Permits allow educational programs in North Dakota and Minnesota.

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OHIO
OKLAHOMA
OREGON

Blue Mountain Wildlife
Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center
c/o Lynn Tompkins, Director and Bob Tompkins, Assistant Director
71046 Appaloosa Lane
Pendleton, OR 97801-9308
Telephone: (541) 278-0215
E-mail: lynn@bluemountainwildlife.org
Comments: We are a volunteer nonprofit organization. Our purpose is to aid orphaned, sick or injured wildlife, primarily birds of prey, providing the treatment and care necessary to return them to their natural habitat. We present educational live birds of prey programs to Oregon and Washington schools and civic organizations in an effort to increase public awareness of raptors and their role in the environment. If interested, please contact us directly."

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PENNSYLVANIA

Delaware Valley Raptor Center
c/o Stephanie Streeter

416 Cummins Hill Rd.
Milford, PA 18337
phone 570-296-6025
fax 570-296-6616
E-mail: dvraptors@yahoo.com
Comment: Live, non-releaseable raptors, including eagles are used in the program, "Close Encounter With Birds Of Prey". It can off-site, day or evening, in NE PA, southern NY, northern NJ, and CT by either Bill Streeter or Jan Rethorst. See website www.dvrconline.org
for more details.

Pennsylvania Wildlife Center
c/o Rozanne Wilson, Director

6000 Verona Road
Verona PA 15147
Telephone: (412) 793-6900
E-mail: pwc@animalrescue.org
Comment: Staff and volunteers do presentations using live raptors for a fee, which helps to pay for the rehabilitations.

Pocono Wildlife Rehabilitation Center
c/o Katherine Uhler, Director
361 Cherry Drive
Stroudsburg PA  18360
Telephone: 570-402-0223
E-mail: pocowild@ptd.net
Comment: Presentation using live raptors and mammals for a fee, which supports our wildlife rehab efforts.

Red Creek Raptor Center
c/o Peggy Sue Hentz

300 Moon Hill Drive
Schuylkill Haven, PA 17972
(570) 739-4393
E-Mail: redcreek@losch.net
Web: http://petnetdesigns.com/redcreek.htm
Comment: 50-minute presentations are provided, including 1 or 2 hawks, 1 or 2 owls and/or a turkey vulture. Programs are educationally oriented and entertaining.

Rehabitat, Inc
c/o Wendy S. Looker, Director

1815 PA Ave
Dillsburg, PA 17019
717-432-9483
Fax: 717-432-7883
E-Mail: wendy@rehabitat.org
Web Site: www.rehabitat.org
Note: non-releasable, permanently injured birds are kept at REHABITAT to serve as outreach education birds.

Tamarack Wildlife Rehabilitation and Education Center, Inc
c/o Suzanne B. DeArment.

21601 Stull Rd.
Saegertown, PA 16433
(814) 763-2574
E-mail: Tamarack@stargate.net
Note: Live birds are available for presentations.

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RHODE ISLAND
SOUTH CAROLINA
SOUTH DAKOTA
TENNESSEE

American Eagle Foundation
c/o Bob Hatcher, AEF Eagle Consultant and Retired Eagle Project Leader,
TN Wildlife Resources Agency (1978-2001)

614 Copperfield Court
Brentwood, TN  37027
Telephone: 615-833-1154
E-mail: EagleMail@eagles.org or hatcher2@bellsouth.net

Comment: Has four optional PowerPoint eagle programs of 30-60 minutes each:

  1. "Bald Eagle Recovery - Fragile Links to Success" - How success has been achieved and credits to those who madeit possible
  2. "Challenger Opens Doors" - How AEF's non-releasable free-flying and entertaining bald eagle has benefitted eagles and other wildlife
  3. "Rise Up on Wings of Eagles" - Eagle symbolism and bald eagle recovery in Tennessee
  4. "Eagle Facts and Legends" = Real and legendary eagle symbolisms and stories, and how to interpret the differences.

Andrews, Ted
P.O. Box 206
Jackson, TN 38302
731-987-6040
Comment: Usually has a non-releasable hawk and/or owl for off-site programs, which focus on story-telling and raptor conservation.

Chattanooga Audubon Society
c/o April Waggener or Linda Logan

900 Sanctuary Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423-892-1499
E-Mail: CAudubonS@aol.com
Comment: Have Golden Eagle for on-site programs, often with Cherokee interpreter of role of eagles in Native American culture. Also describe eagle life history, behavior, and conservation. Give similar off-site programs without eagle.

Chattanooga Nature Center
c/o Debbie Lipsey

900 North Sanctuary Drive
Chattanooga, TN 37421
Phone: 423-821-1160, Ext. 106
E-Mail: dlipsey@chattanature.org
Web Site: www.chattanature.org
Comment: Have 1 adult live Bald Eagle for illustrating on-site eagle/raptor programs, as requested in advance. Have wide variety of entertaining conservation-oriented educational programs.

Clinch River Raptor Center
c/o Katie Cottrell

110 North Hicks Street
Clinton, TN 37716
Phone: 865-483-8265
Comment: Conducts group tours of Center concerning raptor rehabilitation and education. Off-site programs with live raptors within 25 miles. Encourage respect for raptors and their environments.

Henry Horton State Park
c/o Randy Whitworth or Tom Garner

4358 Nashville Hwy.
Chapel Hill, TN 37034
Phone: 931-364-7724
E-mails: Randy.Whitworth@state.tn.us
Tommy.Garner@state.tn.us
Comment: Often have non-releasable raptor(s) for Park or off-site raptor appreciation programs. Do "owl prowl" programs at night.

Meeman-Shelby Forest State Park
c/o Samantha Marouney

1100 Organized Camp Road
Millington, TN 38053
Telephone: 901-876-5215
E-Mail: Samatha.Marouney@state.tn.us
Comment: Usually has live raptor(s) for "up-close" Park or off-site programs concerning raptor biology and conservation.

Montgomery Bell State Park
c/o Michelle Carpenter

1020 Jackson Hill Road
Burns, TN 37029
Phone: 615-797-9052
E-Mail: Michelle.Carpenter@state.tn.us
Comment: Has one live non-releasable Barred Owl for use with on-site or off-site raptor programs

Norris Dam State Park
c/o Mike Scott

125 Village Green Circle
Lake City, TN 37769
Phone: 865-426-7461
E-Mail: Mike.Scott@state.tn.us
Comment: Has primarily owl programs, using two live non-releasable screech owls, for on-site and nearby off-sites. Also night "owl prowls". At least a 2-week notice preferred for group requests.

Paris Landing State Park
c/o Gary McEntire

16055 Hwy. 79 N.
Buchanan, TN 38222
731-641-4465
E-mail: Gary.Mcentire@state.tn.us
Comment: Has live raptor show every Friday night at the Park; also goes off-site

Reelfoot Lake State Park
c/o David Haggard

Route 1, Box 2345
Tiptonville, TN 38079
731-253-9652
E-Mail: David.Haggard@state.tn.us
Comment: Regularly has live eagle/raptor shows at the Park; also sometimes goes off-site. Programs concern Reelfoot Lake, focusing on eagles/raptors.

Warriors Path State Park
Mr. Marty Silver

P.O. Box 5026 - Hemlock Road
Kingsport, TN 37663
Phone: 423-239-8531 or 423-239-6786.
E-Mail: Marty.Silver@state.tn.us
Comment: Warriors' Path offers a wide range of free on-site and off-site nature discovery programs, including raptors and night "hooting for owls". Due to demand, groups should schedule programs at least one year in advance.

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TEXAS

Last Chance Forever
c/o John Karger, Executive Director

PO Box 460993
San Antonio, TX 78246
210-499-4080
210-499-4305 fax
email: raptor@ddc.net

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UTAH
VERMONT

Nongame and Natural Heritage Program
c/o Steve Parren
Vermont Fish and Wildlife Department

103 South Main Street
Waterbury, VT 05671-0501
(802)241-3717
E-mail: sparren@fwd.anr.state.vt.us
Note: Includes eagles in a broader slide program concerning Endangered Species.

Vermont Institute of Natural Science
c/o Mike Pratt, Director
VINS Raptor Center

27023 Church Hill Road
Woodstock, VT 05091
802-457-2779 ext 125
E-mail: mpratt@vinsweb.org
Comments: Offer raptor programs with live hawks, owls and falcons to schools, special events, clubs and all other public organizations. Have over 30 native raptors (including bald & golden eagles, owls, falcons and hawks on display at our facility for school groups and special arranged tours.
Web Site: www.vinsweb.org
For program bookings contact Charmaine at 802-457-2779 ext 115 or E-mail: Ckinton@vinsweb.org

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VIRGINIA
WASHINGTON

SOAR Program, Woodland Park Zoo
c/o Becky Barker, Coor./Primary Presenter or Kristi Dodds, Registrar

601 North 59th Street
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 684-4807 for information or
(206) 615-1020 for information and registration
E-Mail: becky.barker@zoo.org
Comment: Live birds are available for presentations.

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WEST VIRGINIA
WISCONSIN
WYOMING

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