Birds of Prey
Birds of Prey are raptors. The word raptor comes from a Latin word, rapere, which means to seize or capture. That's one of the things raptors do best. They are great hunters. What makes a bird of prey so skilled at capturing prey? How are these birds different from other kinds of birds? And how do they fly so fast?
The guest scientists for "Birds of Prey" are:
- Greg Kaltenecker, Director, Idaho Bird Observatory
- Trish Nixon, Raptor Specialist, The Peregrine Fund
- Learn more about our guests
Start your explorations here. Check out the interesting facts, links and resources. Send in a question for our experts to answer on our broadcast show. And watch the show on Idaho Public Television or here on the website.
Students can send their questions through email to D4K@idahoptv.org, fax them before the show to (208) 373-7245, or call in live during the program at (800) 973-9800. Students who send in a question are eligible to win a DVD player and DVDs for their classroom. Check out the details!
"Birds of Prey" airs Tuesday, May 19, 2009 at 2:00 pm /1:00 pm MT/PT. You can also watch it here on the Web! After the broadcast, come here to watch all our "Birds of Prey"-related video.