LET US TAKE YOU ON AN AVIAN ADVENTURE!
LET US TAKE YOU ON AN AVIAN ADVENTURE!
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AVIAN ADVENTURES SEASON 1
EPISODE 1: WHAT IS A RAPTOR? [WATCH]
Explore the new definition of "raptor" in the first episode of Avian Adventures. Learn who is in and who is out and why it is important.
EPISODE 2: HOW DO OWLS FLY SILENTLY? [WATCH]
In this episode, learn about silent flight and how owls have adapted to be silent ninjas!
EPISODE 3: HOW DO INJURED BIRDS GET TO THE HOSPITAL? [WATCH]
When a bird is injured, how does it get to Carolina Raptor Center? Once in the hospital, what happens to the bird? When it is healed, where does it go? All these questions and more are answered in this episode!
EPISODE 4: WHY IS CLEAN WATER SO IMPORTANT? [WATCH]
Since nothing can survive without water, find out it take to keep our creeks, rivers and lakes clean for the health of wildlife, native plants, fish and the humans that live here!
SPECIAL EPISODE: ECO-CONCIOUS CELEBRATIONS [WATCH]
Celebrate Earth Day with a healthy serving of hope and optimism. Join us for this episode of Avian Adventures and leave with hope for the planet and inspiration to take up solutions for your community.
EPISODE 5: WHY DON'T RESIDENT BIRDS FLY AWAY? [WATCH]
To the audience members of our Wings of Wonder bird show, it appears as though the birds fly exactly where they’re supposed to, every time! During this episode of Avian Adventures, we’ll answer one of the most popular questions we get at the end of a show- “Why don’t the birds fly away?”
EPISODE 6: WHY DO BIRDS CALL? [WATCH]
Birds make all sorts of different kinds of noises when they call. What do they mean and what can we learn from them? On this episode of Avian Adventures, we will "hear" from birds from all over the world.
EPISODE 7: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO LEAVE THE NEST? [WATCH]
In this episode, we’ll take a close look at baby birds to learn how they grow and how humans can help along the way!
EPISODE 8: HOW DOES CAMOUFLAGE WORK? [WATCH]
Feathers provide so many benefits to raptors and other birds. During this episode, we explore one of the most important jobs of feathers: camouflage!
EPISODE 9: WHAT HAPPENS IN A DAY IN THE LIFE AT THE HOSPITAL? [WATCH]
Over the years the Carolina Raptor Center has grown into one of the largest raptor rehab centers in the country. Find out in this episode what a day at our Raptor Hospital looks like behind the scenes.
EPISODE 10: HOW DO VULTURES STAY CLEAN? [WATCH]
Vultures are often referred to as nature’s cleanup crew. Because of what they eat many people assume vultures are dirty animals. But that’s not the case at all! Vultures have some pretty cool ways to clean themselves after eating a meal. This episode addresses how vultures stay clean!
EPISODE 11: WHAT DO RAPTORS HUNT? [WATCH]
Have you ever wondered what types of prey different raptors like to eat and how they hunt them? Not only will we address this question on episode 11 of Avian Adventures, but we will also put you at ease by assuring you that your pets are not raptor’s targets of prey.
EPISODE 12: ARE OWLS ACTUALLY WISE? [WATCH]
Many people believe owls are very wise animals, after all, that has been their reputation for thousands of years. This episode of Avian Adventures covers what makes owls so special and if they truly live up to their “all-knowing” reputation.
EPISODE 13: WHICH HAWK IS IN MY BACKYARD? [WATCH]
Do you want to know what kind of raptor is in your backyard? This episode of Avian Adventures gives you key components for the most common raptors that could be around you.
AVIAN ADVENTURES SEASON 2
EPISODE 1: HOW DO BIRDS WORK TOGETHER? [WATCH]
Bird have symbiotic relationships with one another and with other animals. In this episode, you will learn about cooperation in the animal kingdom.
EPISODE 2: WHY DO WE HAVE NON-NATIVE SPECIES? [WATCH]
You'll find birds from all over the world on the trail at the Raptor Center in Huntersville, NC. But why do we have birds from abroad at our center? Whether it's conservation, rescue or education, each bird has a purpose and a message to share.
EPISODE 3: HOW CAN BIRDS FLY? [WATCH]
Humans looked to the heavens and were inspired to fly like birds. But how does it actually work? What are the adaptations and parts of a bird's physiology that make it possible?
EPISODE 4: WHAT OWL IS THIS? [WATCH]
Discover the different kinds of owls that could be calling in your backyard. Learn how to tell which owl is your neighbor and what to do to make your yard more inviting for wildlife.
EPISODE 5: HOW DO RAPTORS POOP? [WATCH]
Poop. The guaranteed giggle for kids. It's icky; it's interesting; and its all on display here for you to enjoy. Learn the ins and out of raptor bodily functions in this episode of Avian Adventures.
EPISODE 6: WHAT HAPPENS DURING A BIRD CHECK UP? [WATCH]
Our resident birds stay healthy and "happy" with regular health checks. On this Avian Adventures you'll go behind the scenes to see what happens when a bird gets checked out.
EPISODE 7: HOW DO RAPTORS CATCH FISH? [WATCH]
Osprey and Bald Eagles are both good fishermen. See how some of these Ospreys' adaptations make them the best fishermen in the avian world. Subscribe to our channel and don't miss an episode!
EPISODE 8: WHY DO RAPTORS FLOCK? [WATCH]
Did you know that a group of crows is called a "MURDER"? And that Harris' Hawks hunt in family groups? Learn about that and more during this episode of Avian Adventures.
EPISODE 9: HOW OLD IS THIS BIRD? [WATCH]
How can you tell how old a bird is from its feathers? This episode shows you a few different ways including using a blacklight to age owls. New feathers glow pink!
EPISODE 10: WHAT IS THE FASTEST ANIMAL IN THE WORLD? [WATCH]
Cheetahs are fast but their top speed of 70 mph doesn't hold a candle to the Peregrine Falcon's top speed of over 200 mph. See how they do it in this episode of Avian Adventures.
EPISODE 11: WHAT DOES IT TAKE TO HEAL A RAPTOR? [WATCH]
In this episode, we follow an injured Barred Owl through intake, surgery, recovery and release. The process took 28 days and all of the expertise of our expert medical staff.
EPISODE 12: HOW DO RAPTORS STAY WARM AND DRY? [WATCH]
Feathers play an important role in protecting birds from the elements. This episode shows the adaptations that keep birds warm and dry.
SPECIAL EPISODE: HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM THE RAPTOR CENTER [WATCH]
Wishing everyone a happy holiday season with a short story about our Andean Condor, Matilda.
EPISODE 13: HOW DOES THE RAPTOR CENTER REDUCE, REUSE AND RECYCLE FOR THE BIRDS? [WATCH]
Reduce, reuse and recycle: the basis of a eco-friendly lifestyle. How do we use these concepts at the Raptor Center to enhance the lives of our birds through enrichment? In this final episode of Season 2, learn about enrichment --what it means and how it ensures a high quality of life for all the permanent bird residents at the Raptor Center.