“Birds of Prey” Lecture coming to Silver Reef:
The Southwest Wildlife Foundation, a non-profit organization in Cedar City, will present a lecture/demonstration about the magnificent wild creatures of the American Southwest. Utah’s own “birdman,” Martin Tyner, will discuss his work in rehabilitating birds that have been injured or have fallen ill, as well as his skill as a master falconer.
Tyner, who lives in Enoch, Utah, has spent a lifetime studying, nurturing, and training birds of prey—to the extent that he is well known throughout Utah and neighboring states as the man to see if there is a bird needing any kind of help. His love of wildlife is extended to all creatures, but he is best known for his healing abilities and his specialized treatment of birds.
He has also mastered the art of falconry, and several live raptors will be part of the demonstration. He has been able to train eagles, which are not typical falconry birds, and he was the first person to receive a permit to legally train them in the United States.
“Birds of Prey” will be shown twice at the Silver Reef Museum on Saturday, March 14: 10:30 am and 1:00 pm. Suggested donation is $4.00 per person.
Reservations are required for either showing and can be made by email, Museum@SilverReef.org or by phone, 435-879-2254. Museum members will receive preferred seating.