Public Invited to Meet Raptors at PEEC Tuesday

PEEC News:

Angel, a Mississippi Kite from the Raptor Center.Courtesy/SFRC

The Santa Fe Raptor Center will bring beautiful birds of prey to PEEC at 6:30 p.m., Tuesday July 17, as part of the Summer Family Evenings series of programs. 

Summer Family Evenings are free for PEEC members, and this evening is just $5 per non-member family, which will be donated to the Raptor Center. 

Laura Swartz will bring variety of raptors to PEEC, including the Raptor Center’s newest educational bird, Angel.  

Angel is a Mississippi Kite. She is a beautiful young raptor with a distinctive and attractive call.

Swartz will share information about the raptors and how they came to be non-releasable, and ecologist Dave Keller of Los Alamos National Laboratory will play the birds’ calls so that participants can learn to recognize them in the wild.

The Santa Fe Raptor Center cares for injured birds in order to release them back into their natural habitat.

The center focuses on rescue, rehabilitation, and release of wild birds.  Birds that cannot be released back into the wild become educational birds, inspiring appreciation, understanding, and respect for wildlife. 

All proceeds from Tuesday’s event will be donated to the Raptor Center.

Don’t miss this chance to get up close to these beautiful birds.  For more information, visit, call 662-0460, or e-mail

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