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


Anonymous said...

Liz/All - found myself (unintentionally) at the office, so ...

one correction/clarification and addition = Primo delivered today, Thurs., Sept. 13 sometime before 11:55 a.m.

by JoAnn Stoddard, DWR's long-time, raptor rehabilitator


Anonymous said...

Thanks for the update Liz. Any new about the haws that have been near the north end of Redwood Road? I haven't seen them for a week or so.