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SOAR is a non profit organization dedicated to the welfare of our native birds-of-prey; founded in 1989 and incorporated in Illinois by George and Bernadette Richter - licensed Master falconers, rehabilitators, falcon breeders, raptor banders, and educators wi... more.
Husband and wife team, John Stokes and Dale Kernahan Stokes, head up the environmental non-profit Save our American Raptors.
Dale Kernahan Stokes is president of the environmental non-profit organization Save Our American Raptors, or SOAR, and she says that without predators like these raptors, humans would be overrun with rodents and all sorts of different critters. Another important reason to care for these birds of prey is the sheer beauty of them, she says. Dale says this is exciting because it means everyone who can access the Internet can track this bird no matter where he goes throughout the world. From this research, they hope to formulate a study on Peregrine falcon movements in this region. This news is also exciting because this is the first time a Peregrine Falcon has been equipped with a satellite device and released in the South. "It's amazing to see the basic instinct with Lookout," Dale says. "He took to the traditional migratory pattern of Peregrine falcons without knowing how to do that. This four-month-old bird crossed the Gulf of Mexico in two days. He's doing incredible things that are worthy of being looked at. Dale says they hope to release three more birds in Downtown Chattanooga in the upcoming year. The Raptor Experience program that SOAR provides brings people to their facility where they get to not only hold and touch birds of prey, but they actually have raptors fly to them on a gloved hand. She says the main goal of SOAR is to build a bridge between wildlife and people. "We want people to realize it's not just a virtual world. There is a real world out there with wonderful things. When people come in close contact with birds of prey, there is a movement that goes on within them, something is ignited, and people feel almost an inner connection with wildlife once again," Dale says. Dale was raised in a family that always went camping, and her father promoted curiosity in his children. When she met someone who was a falconer and saw a red-tailed hawk up close, she says she was hooked.
Special guest speakers this weekend include Trenton, Georgia's John and Dale Stokes of SOAR (Save Our American Raptors).
Enjoy guided field trips to Eagle nesting sites, lofty views, fine dining in our Pinecrest Dining room and much, much more.
John and Dale Stokes with S.O.A.R. are able to track the bird through satellite telemetry and plan to update the public with their progress at www.soarsouth.org.
An interview with John and Dale Stokes the morning of the release: Email this to a friend
Dale Kernahan Stokes is president of the environmental non-profit organization Save Our American Raptors, or SOAR, and she says that without predators like these raptors, humans would be overrun with rodents and all sorts of different critters.
Gordon welcomed John and Dale Stokes of Save Our American Raptors Inc. to speak about the environment and display a few of the birds that inhabit it.Dale Stokes began by talking about how predators keep a balance in nature.They eat the weak, the sick and the extra.The birds that she and her husband brought along were all previously injured birds that couldn't take care of themselves in the wild.Some of the birds that the children were able to meet included two eastern screech owls who were hit by cars, leaving one with a broken wing and the other blind in one eye.Dale Stokes told the group that "screech owls actually whistle more than screech."The audience also met a red-tailed hawk from Wyoming named Cody who was found starving beside a road.Cody was one of several birds who flew over the audience.The crowd also met Cayce, a black vulture or "buzzard" who "thinks she's a dog sometimes," Dale Stokes said.Cayce followed behind her, almost hopping around, just like a puppy would its owner.