This barred owl had so much personality. The trainer would talk to him and he would look at her with these amazing expressions.
Injured hawk was recouping outside.
Female american kestrel was a permanent resident.
A male kestrel.
This little screech owl is missing an eye.
Barn owls in their home at the center.
The eagle above has a twisted beak.
After my stop at Gatorland in Orlando, I decided to drive north to visit the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland. It was just outside of downtown Orlando. I had read so many articles about injured eagles and other birds being taken there that I wanted to see the place. There's a handful of large enclosures for permanent residents. In the back you see the even larger flight rehab buildings but you cannot go in those buildings. They don't want the recuperating birds exposed to visiting humans which makes sense. The place sits on a small lake and you can walk on a boardwalk out over the lake to a small covered dock. It was nice sitting out there resting for a while. These guys stay busy helping injured birds. Stop by there if you are ever in Orlando.
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