Wild Birds Unlimited; Our Next Great Event!!

November 18, 2012 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Come one, come all to the Wild Birds Unlimited store in Thornhill on November 22 for an awesome evening of stories and birds!!  Two of the CPF educational birds will be there to talk to the crowd about the role that raptors play in the environment and the unique features of their species.  The presentation will be from 7pm to 9pm and our hosts Debbie and Andy Neale will have snacks, prizes and much more!!  Come on out and don’t forget your camera!!

CPF Educational Birds at the Woodbridge Fair!!

October 06, 2012 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Today was the first of three days that the CPF educational birds will be meeting and greeting the public and what a day it was!!  Today was a chilly but awesome day with Cheyenne, Oscar, Seamus and of course our Bubo all on hand visiting with the public. A huge thank you to Peter and Winston for joining us at the Fair. When I went out for a break, they were weighing in the pumpkins for the “biggest” contest and of the first several, at least three were over 1000Lbs!! Even wilder was the 4Lb tomato that someone brought in. Great fun and a great day!! See everyone tomorrow!!

Day Two of the Sportsmans Show; Fantastic!!

March 15, 2012 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

The second day of the Toronto Sportsmans Show has come and gone and was once again a fabulous turnout.  Again a beautiful day to spend with our feathered educators engaging the public and answering questions about these amazing birds.  One of the highlights of the show was our very own Bubo the Eagle Owl and Max the Harris Hawk performing a short flight demonstration on stage right by our booth.  These two just love to fly and we shared their skill and their stories with a crowd of over 100 people.  Presentations are once every day at 5pm so make sure you come by the fly zone and meet Bubo and Max!  Pictures will be coming very soon!!

First Day at the Toronto Sportsmans Show was Amazing!!

March 14, 2012 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

The first day at the show this year was a great turnout and fantastic opportunity for us at the CPF to bring our beautiful educational birds to see you. The folks that came over to our booth at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre were greeted by all of our volunteers and feathered family where we shared stories and insights into the amazing lives of the birds of prey that we share our environment with. The highlight of today was a visit by Master Corporal Adam Winnicki and Master Corporal Chris Abate from the Queen’s Own Rifles of Canada and we were proud to have the opportunity to have them hold Alexandra and Nova for the cameras!! We have had a great day today and look forward to seeing you at the show!! More photos to come soon!!

!!! Toronto Sportsmens Show March 14-18th

March 12, 2012 - CPF Events

Frank Butson Reports:

Everyone is invited to come to the Toronto Sportsmens Show and The Canadian Peregrine Foundation’s birds of prey exhibit. Its your chance to meet our feathered educators and learn about them from CPF’s staff and volunteers. Remember your camera, you’ll want photos of your up close and personal encounter with Solo our Bald Eagle, Alexandra The Great Horned Owl, Kyla the American Kestrel, Oscar, Cheyenne or Nova our Peregrine Falcons and more of the educational team. You can even adopt your favorite!  We hope to see you and your family there!

!!! CPF at Ottawa Sportsmans Show

February 27, 2012 - CPF Events

Frank Butson Reports:

From Feb 23-26th CPF staff, volunteers and most importantly our feathered educators enjoyed their first Ottawa Sportsmans Show. The folks of Ottawa were very generous and loved our birds of prey exhibit. Many show-goers enjoyed their first up-close and personal visit with Alexandra the Great..Horned Owl, Seamus the Barn Owl(a real hit with everyone), Kyla our wee sweet American Kestrel, 2 of our beautiful Peregrine Falcons, Oscar and Nova and making his show debut was our Redtailed Hawk, Tomahawk(Tom-A-Hawk) or Tommy for short.  The birds loved the attention they got and all of the new friends they made in Ottawa. Thousands of attendees admired and learned about each birds unique traits, conservation efforts and many relayed stories to us. It was a great show and we hope to be back again same time next year!

CPF Booth Our Display Tomahawk Seamus and Kathy Alexandra and Bruce Kyla American Kestrel Alexandra-Great Horned Owl Peregrine Posing Pretty BF and PF

Great Fun With the CPF at the Ottawa Sportsmans Show

February 24, 2012 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Do you remember the Grinch who stole Christmas and Cindy Loo who was no more than two the little girl from Hooville?  Well she came to visit Alexandra, another kind of hoo at the Ottawa sportsman show too! Posing is Sierra Gates the newest sweetest small hoo.

The CPF Visits Wild Birds Unlimited

November 24, 2011 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

Last night Frank and I had a fantastic evening visiting the Wild Birds Unlimited store on Yonge St. in Richmond Hill.  This is the third year that we have attended Debbie and Andy Neale’s store and its always a great evening.  Two of our educational birds, Seamus the North American Barn Owl and Max the Harris Hawk, were in attendance and spent two hours with a crowd of 50 or more people.  It was amazing how many familiar faces were there; folks that have been a part of the presentations each year.  We also met many new people that we were able to introduce to the beauty of birds of prey and the struggles they face in the wild.  There were followers of Rhea Mae and Tiago in the audience along with young budding ornithologists and photography enthusiasts.  It really was a great night!!  Thank you so much Debbie and Andy for a wonderful evening and all of the folks that continue to support the CPF’s efforts with Peregrine falcons!!

CPF at the Woodbridge Fair this Weekend!!

October 10, 2011 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

The CPF was pleased to be in attendance this weekend at the 164th annual Woodbridge Fair in York Region and spend some time sharing our experiences with birds of prey with fairgoers.  There were several highlights of the weekend, the best is always the time we get to spend with our volunteers, the public and most importantly our educational birds.  Over the past three days we have introduced Cheyenne the peregrine, Nova the peregrine, Seamus the north american barn owl, Alex the great horned owl, Max the harris hawk, Kyla the kestrel and Bubo the european eagle owl to hundreds of people!!  We spent our days sharing with others the struggles that these species have faced in the wild due to pesticides, loss of habitat and many other challenges that top predators such as these encounter, as well as the successes the CPF have been a part of during the ongoing recovery of the Peregrine falcon in Ontario.  We had a wonderful time at the fair, connecting with adults and children alike, and introducing them to our feathered family.  We look forward to seeing folks again next year!!

P.S. The maple buttered Beavertails were awesome!!!

CPF Event at the Whitevale Spring Festival

May 28, 2011 - CPF Events

Tracy Simpson Reports:

This afternoon I had the pleasure of attending the Whitevale Spring Festival in Pickering with Oscar and Alexandra, two of the stars of our educational bird team.  Oscar, our ten year old male Peregrine falcon, spent the first half an hour with me telling the story of the decline and recovery of his species to a packed house of families and friends and Alexandra, our Great Horned owl, finished off our time at the festival enlightening folks about the incredible adaptations that owls such as her possess.  A hearty thank you to the Ontario Power Generation for sponsoring our visit to the Whitevale Spring Festival!!!  What a great afternoon!!