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Kit Lacy, Bird Curator at Cascades Raptor Center On Her Unique Job

Bird curator Kit Lacy with Guapo, a Swainson's Hawk who was found as a first-year bird in Gold Beach on the Oregon coast in fall 2016. He is one of roughly three dozen ambassador birds at the Cascades Raptor Center.
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Bird curator Kit Lacy with Guapo, a Swainson's Hawk who was found as a first-year bird in Gold Beach on the Oregon coast in fall 2016. He is one of roughly three dozen ambassador birds at the Cascades Raptor Center.

On This edition of Oregon On The Record, you’ll hear from Kit Lacy, the Bird Curator at Eugene’s Cascades Raptor Center about her very unusual job and how she goes about doing it.

The falcons, hawks, owls and eagles at the center are not just birds of prey, but truly her friends, and clients and they all work together toward the goal of creating an environment of trust and collaboration.

Lacy didn’t start out studying and working with birds of prey. During her graduate studies at the U of O, she was all about the study of lizards. But after visiting the center, and seeing these amazing creatures, she was hooked. I went up to the center to chat with Lacy in her favorite environment.

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Cascades Raptor Center

Michael Dunne is the host of KLCC's public affairs show Oregon On The Record. He also hosts the business-focused podcast, Oregon Rainmakers. Do you have a suggestion for a guest or topic? Email Michael at mdunne@klcc.org.