The Raptor Trust Presents ‘The Salmon-Eating Owls of Russia’

The Raptor Trust ‘The Salmon-Eating Owls of Russia’

The Raptor Trust presents The Salmon-Eating Owls of Russia, with guest lecturer Jonathan C. Slaght, Ph.D. on Sunday, November 17, 2019, 3:00 p.m. at Somerset County Parks Environmental Education Center, 190 Lord Stirling Road, Basking Ridge, NJ. $10 General Admission, $5 for seniors.

Blakiston’s fish owls are the largest owls in the world, with six-foot wingspans and weights in the range of Bald eagles. Jonathan C. Slaght, of the Wildlife Conservation Society, has spent more than twenty years working on conservation issues in the Russian Far East, fifteen of them with Blakiston’s fish owls, and is a foremost expert on the species. He will provide an overview of the landscape and the diverse wildlife found within the region, followed by a description of Blakiston’s fish owl biology, ecology, and the efforts of Slaght and his Russian colleagues to protect them from extinction.

Space is limited and registration is required. To register, visit

About the Raptor Trust

The Raptor Trust is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization located at 1390 White Bridge Rd., Millington, NJ. They provide free care and assistance to injured, sick, or orphaned wild birds. They offer educational programs to the public about wild birds, especially birds of prey. They strive to provide a human example for others. For more information, or to make a donation, visit To report an injured bird call 908-647-2353.

Tagged with: ,