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 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
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.
doing incredible things that are worthy of being looked at.
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.
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
was raised in a family that always went camping, and her
father promoted curiosity in his
met someone who was a falconer and saw a red-tailed hawk up close, she