Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Primo Photos Yippee!!

Joanne pulled through for us and sent some great photos of Primo getting ready for transport and his new location and housing! Enjoy and don't forget to donate if you can to the Birds of Prey Foundation.

Primo prior to loading for transport to Colorado.

Primo arrived safely on September 12 at Birds of Prey Foundation. Primo resides in building on the right.

Primo has roommates! Primo is the lower falcon on the step in this picture. He lives with two adult peregrines.

Primo's flight enclosure.

Primo in his new enclosure.

Monday, September 17, 2012

Primo Donations

Some people have asked how they can help with Primo. You can donate to the Birds of Prey Foundation and earmark that donation for Primo in the notes area of your Paypal payment. Whatever you can give, no matter how small, it will help greatly.

The Birds of Prey Non-Profit Foundation has had a banner year of orphaned or sick birds being brought to their facility. You can read more about their struggle in this newsletter.

Primo after being picked up at H & M looking for a summer wardrobe :)

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Primo Update Sept 13

Hi Everyone! I have some great news... Primo has been moved to a new location with a large flight cage in Colorado. Here's an update from Bob:

Our rehabber deliveredd Primo to The Birds of Prey Foundation in Broomfield (about seventeen miles northwest of Denver) yesterday. He was released on the ground and immediately flew to near the top of the cage with no problems, that is a very good indication. He will also be offered 'live' prey to help him learn to chase, catch and kill his own food.

The Birds of Prey Foundation “is a non-profit foundation whose mission is to rehabilitate and release injured and orphaned raptors back into the wild”. The Foundation was officially chartered in the state of Colorado as a non-profit corporation in October, 1984 and is presently “the largest raptor center in Colorado admitting over 500 injured and orphaned raptors from all over the State each year”. To learn more about the Foundation including available facilities, methodologies, etc., visit their web site: 
Of course, we’re all curious as to how long Primo will remain in Colorado for determination of flight worthiness. The best answer is that’s up to Primo. If all goes well, October might be the time of return of Primo to Utah.  If things do not go so well, the Spring of 2013 may be most appropriate.  Unfortunately, since there are no guarantees, other alternatives may well require discussion and consideration as well.
Bob told me on the phone today that our rehabber will try to get some photos to share of the flight cage and Primo. I will post as soon as I have them. Here is a link to the foundation's flight cage virtual tour