This gallery contains 3 photos. Sally the Saker Falcon was owned by a falconer who passed on, and she has become a fixture at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society (O.W.L.) in Ladner, BC.
If Saker Falcon sounds a bit unusual, it’s because it doesn’t call North America home — this large, beautiful raptor is native to Africa but alas is on the Endangered list, thanks to loss of its habitat.
A diet of rodents keeps these pests under control. Saker Falcons have a long and revered history of use in falconry–one that goes back thousands of years. On July 27, open house at the Orphaned Wildlife Rehabilitation Society in Ladner BC meant that we got up close and personal with (within a foot or two of) these amazing and rare creatures — and not from behind cage bars.