FARMINGTON – Join us Wednesday, Oct. 11 at 7 p.m. in the North Dining Hall in the Olson Student Center at UMF for Lessons from Avian Haven.

This presentation will discuss common reasons why birds are admitted to Avian Haven Wild Bird Rehabilitation Center in Freedom and what public citizens can do to help our local birds. We’ll discuss the facilities and recent cases at Avian Haven.

2017 summer admissions include orphaned and injured eagles, owls, hawks, loons, bitterns, herons, ducks, and many species of songbirds.

Laura Suomi-Lecker is the education and outreach coordinator and long-time volunteer with Avian Haven and also the Technical Director at Somerset County Soil and Water Conservation District where she does a variety of bird-related programs.

These two loon chicks were hatched at Avian Haven this summer. One parent was taken from the nest by an eagle and the other left and did not return. The eggs were brought to Avian Haven and now these two juvenile loons are at the facility, busy learning to catch live fish, preening and growing like the proverbial weeds!

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