Idaho's Birds of Prey World Center

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Advantage

Idaho has been discovered by thousands of people from around the world.  They come for the many attractions to the state from Sun Valley in the south to Coeur d' Alene to the north.  There are awesome rivers, lakes, streams and much more to marvel at.

Morley Nelson discovered something else that once again put Idaho on the map.  After World War II Morley moved to Idaho and fell in love with the "Birds of Prey" that made the Snake River Canyon in Southern Idaho their home.  He was so fascinated with the Bald Eagles, Peregrine Falcons, Hawks and dozens of other raptors that he worked hard to protect their natural home.

Morley was instrumental in working with electrical power companies to modify their transmission lines as to protect these awesome creatures.  He influenced the creation of the World Center Birds of  Prey which is located about 20 miles south of Boise, Idaho near the town of Kuna.  Visitors come by the thousands to view the home of these awesome Raptors. The center has worked hard to protect  several rare and endangered species.  It is known world wide for it's efforts to protect the Peregrine Falcon.

The center offers daily tours open to the public.  It's purpose is to educate the public as to the importance of these rare and special Raptors.

The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area was also influenced by Morley Nelson.  The area encompasses 600,000 acres of land and was established in 1993 to protect the unique environment that is the lifeblood of raptors that call this area home.  It supports one of the world's densest concentrations of nesting birds of prey.  Eagles, falcons, hawks and owls are a common site.

An amazing 16 raptor species nest in the National Conservation Area and an additional 8 species either winter or use the area during migration. See Raptor Species

The Canyon walls of the Snake River Canyon are riddled with history including ancient Indian Petroglyphs that are thousands of years old.

Many that have seen Morley Nelson's World Center Birds of Prey and The Snake River Birds of Prey National Conservation Area argue it should be included as one of the natural wonders of the world.

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    Rainmaker
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    Ann Cummings
    RE/MAX Shoreline - NH and Maine - Portsmouth, NH
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    George - this is a great local post, and love all these great links you included! Nicely done.

    Ann

    May 02, 2007 01:06 PM #1
    Rainer
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    Maureen Maureen
    Orangeburg, NY
    George - It sounds like a great place. My family are very interested in birds.  We all go to the local Audubon Society meetings.  I'd love to have a birds of prey center nearby!
    May 02, 2007 02:20 PM #2
    Rainer
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    George Tallabas
    RE/MAX Advantage - Nampa, ID
    Idaho Real Estate

    Ann, thank you very much and "Thank You" for the lovely card you mailed me.  I just received it and how very thoughtful of you. Have a wonderful evening.

    May 02, 2007 02:49 PM #3
    Rainer
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    George Tallabas
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    Maureen...It is a great place and thank you for stopping by.
    May 02, 2007 02:50 PM #4
    Rainmaker
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    Chris Griffith
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    You live in Wild Kingdom!  Great post, George.  Your local posts are coming together nicely.
    May 02, 2007 10:37 PM #5
    Rainer
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    George Tallabas
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    Chris - "Thank you Master"
    May 03, 2007 12:22 AM #6
    Rainer
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    Danny Smith
    DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
    Great post George! Birds of Prey are Awesome!
    May 03, 2007 12:39 AM #7
    Rainer
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    George Tallabas
    RE/MAX Advantage - Nampa, ID
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    Thank you Danny, yes they are awesome and close to my heart.  Have a great day and thanks for stopping by.
    May 03, 2007 12:42 AM #8
    Rainer
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    Danny Smith
    DISCOVER TEXAS HOMES - Round Rock, TX
    We actually have a specific river here in Central Texas where people go to see the Eagles and Blue Heron's.
    May 03, 2007 01:09 AM #9
    Rainer
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    George Tallabas
    RE/MAX Advantage - Nampa, ID
    Idaho Real Estate
    Awsome Danny....Did you click the "Raptor Species" link on my post?  I didn't realize we had so many diffent species here.  It really is amazing.
    May 03, 2007 01:15 AM #10
    Rainer
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    Kelly Kilpatrick
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    This is a beautifully written post.  I love the history that you provided. It truly does look to be a contender for one of the natural wonders of the world.

    May 05, 2007 12:22 PM #11
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    George Tallabas
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    Thank you so much Kelly.  It was a pleasure talking to you.
    May 05, 2007 06:18 PM #12
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