We had not been to the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum since November 15, 2004, which was too long.
Right at the entrance a docent was showing a barn owl.
Video of Barn Owl (1.67MB WMV)
Inside another docent had a Harris Hawk.
We wandered a bit and then went to the 10AM Free Flight. We were not the only ones.
They started with a Great Horned Owl.
Beautiful and quite vocal.
It was hard to get good photos so we don't have all the birds but here is a Prairie Falcon:
And a Ferruginous Hawk:
The Free Flight demonstrations are wonderful and there are two a day, with different birds at each one.
Video of a hawk coming in for a landing (1.96MB WMV)
There are other animals in enclosures like these javelina (Collared Peccary):
There are frogs in the desert:
We had a nice lunch at the Ocotillo Cafe.
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