About the PRESENTER
Andrew Ocampo is the Director of Aviculture at Livingston Ripley Waterfowl Conservancy. He received his Bachelor of Science in Natural Resource Management from The University of Connecticut and has worked for several state fish and wildlife agencies researching black bear, lynx, and moose. Before joining LRWC as Director of Aviculture, Andrew spent five years working as a Conservation Officer for the state of New Jersey enforcing fish and wildlife law, but ultimately left to pursue his passion for working with birds. Andrew has now been with The Conservancy for one year and has made many new and exciting changes to our collection of birds.
As a Falconer in training, Andrew will discuss the history of falconry, raptor conservation, and the biology of several raptor species that call the Conservancy home. During the presentation, guests will have the opportunity to meet several of our raptors and learn what makes each of these birds so unique. The Conservancy's North American Barn Owl, Eagle Owl, and Harris's Hawk will be joining participants for a meet-and-greet!
Contact Colleen Peters or call (860)567-2062 to reserve your spot now!