Teasdale, is the Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience's education bird. Teasdale is a non-releasable Great Horned Owl, who was found on New Year's Eve in 2010 by a man and his dog hiking near Teasdale, Utah. He had suffered fractures to several bones in his right wing, which did not heal properly. Unfortunately, because of this, he can not fly well enough to survive on his own in the wild. He does have some flight abilities, however, and we have recently begun training him to fly from our glove to a perch. It is early in the training, however, and at this time he would rather fly over the perch, and land on the ground.
If you visit Cody, be sure to visit the Buffalo Bill Historical Center, and look for us, as we not only offer programs, but can also often be seen with the birds in the garden, or within the museum itself. Ask us questions, and attend one of our summer programs. Of course the birds need their rest away from the public, so we do not have the birds out all day long. If you don’t see us, inquire at the main information desk, to find out what the schedule is for viewing the birds. You may have noticed the damage to our peregrine falcon's wing. All of our birds are non-releasable. Hayabusa suffered an impact injury, which causes her wing to droop, and prevents her from extending her wing fully, therefore she will never be able to fly well. We are hoping that feathers will re-grow over the injured area, but so far this has not happened. Except for the damaged wing, Hayabusa is an alert, healthy bird.
Isham the red-tailed hawk resides at the Buffalo Bill Historical Center in Cody, Wyoming. He is helping to educate visitors to the museum about birds of prey, through the BBHC’s Greater Yellowstone Raptor Experience programs. In this short video you will meet Melissa Hill, the assistant curator of the natural history section of the museum, and the person in charge of the program, and Isham, who was having a series of photos taken of him that day. Isham is a non-releasable red-tailed hawk, named after Buffalo Bill Cody's favorite white horse that he rode in his Wild West shows.
On June 30,2011 I had the joy of seeing the entire golden eagle family in my research nest at the same time. At the beginning of the video you will see one parent and the chick in the nest. As you watch the video, you will see the arrival of the second parent. It was the first and only time that I saw all three eagles in my study nest at one time. What a thrill!
Bison often move from the area around Bridge Bay Campground down to the lake and back up, often passing through the campground on these journeys. This video shows you one group of bison passing by our campsite.