"Birdman Returns"

posted May 4, 2016, 9:05 PM by Muriel Hall
Tom Ricardi’s annual visit with our 7th graders turned out to be yet another fantastic experience! Affectionately known as “The Birdman,” Mr. Ricardi is the founder of the non-profit Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Center located in Conway, Massachusetts. The center’s mission is multi-faceted and includes the successful introduction of captive bred bald eagles into the wild as well as the rehabilitation and release of injured raptors. 

While showcasing the eight birds that he brought with him this year, Mr. Ricardi shared his wealth of knowledge with both students and adults. The majority of the birds were raptors whose injuries do not allow them to be released back to the wild. He presented them individually, describing each bird and its characteristics and walked around the room allowing the students a close-up view. He also discussed the plight that many birds and various animals are facing today due to human activity, including loss of habit. In reference to the baby birds and other young animals we will soon be seeing, "Mr. Birdman" reminded us all that, “IF WE CARE, LEAVE IT THERE!”

A huge thank you to the Bow PTO for continuing to sponsor this incredible day!Tom Ricardi’s annual visit with our 7th graders turned out to be yet another fantastic experience! Affectionately known as “The Birdman,” Mr. Ricardi is the founder of the non-profit Massachusetts Bird of Prey Rehabilitation Center located in Conway, Massachusetts. The center’s mission is multi-faceted and includes the successful introduction of captive bred bald eagles into the wild as well as the rehabilitation and release of injured raptors. 

While showcasing the eight birds that he brought with him this year, Mr. Ricardi shared his wealth of knowledge with both students and adults. The majority of the birds were raptors whose injuries do not allow them to be released back to the wild. He presented them individually, describing each bird and its characteristics and walked around the room allowing the students a close-up view. He also discussed the plight that many birds and various animals are facing today due to human activity, including loss of habit. In reference to the baby birds and other young animals we will soon be seeing, "Mr. Birdman" reminded us all that, “IF WE CARE, LEAVE IT THERE!”

A huge thank you to the Bow PTO for continuing to sponsor this incredible day!



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