Join artist Ellen DeAngelis, the Boise City Department of Arts and History,The Peregrine Fund and The Record Exchange on Saturday, March 12 (1-4pm) as 22 life-sized California condors take roost on our beloved Hitchcock Building (1105 W. Idaho St.) in Downtown Boise.
Why 22?? Come find out! DeAngelis’ condor silhouettes will be perched atop the store, while inside guests will experience a live raptor demonstration and learn about all the great conservation efforts going on right here in Boise at The Peregrine Fund’s The World Center for Birds of Prey.
The Record Exchange will be offering a condor-themed coffee beverage, and special T-shirts commemorating the installation will be available for purchase, with proceeds going to The Peregrine Fund.
The Peregrine Fund was founded in 1970 to restore the Peregrine Falcon, which was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species List in 1999. That success encouraged the organization to expand its focus and apply its experience and understanding to raptor conservation efforts on behalf of more than 100 species in 65 countries worldwide, including the California Condor and Aplomado Falcon in the United States. The organization is non-political, solution-oriented and hands-on, with a mission to:
• Restore rare species through captive breeding and releases.
• Improve capacity for local conservation.
• Conduct scientific research and environmental education.
• Conserve habitat.