Lori Paras, Director, Santa Fe Raptor Center

Air Dates: January 11-13, 2020

LORI PARAS, Director, Santa Fe Raptor Center

(& “Vientosa,” A Rescued Barn Owl)

January 9, 2020 -- This week's guest on REPORT FROM SANTA FE is Lori Paras, the Director of the Santa Fe Raptor Center, whose mission is to rescue, rehabilitate, and release injured owls, eagles, hawks, and other raptors. The program also features “Vientosa,” a rescued barn owl, and details what steps you can take if you find an injured raptor yourself.

Since 2004, the Santa Fe Raptor Center has provided care for injured birds around New Mexico with a focus on raptors. They work with many rehabbers throughout the state to provide the best care for the birds, as well as transportation to and from various locations. Paras and the volunteers also play a crucial role in helping to transport, rehab, clean enclosures, and feed the birds in their care, as well as educate the public on the benefits these animals have in our world. They also provide vital education about raptors and other birds to schools and communities.