Today was jam-packed full of bird stuff! This morning, I helped band wild birds in the Santa Monica Mountains. Then, I went to the first-ever bird festival in Los Angeles and got to meet an albino Raven, Turkey Vulture, and Red-tailed Hawk.

Read about this morning’s wild bird banding.

Read about my experience meeting one of the four known albino Ravens in the world.

I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.
Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.

I met this twerking, albino Raven named Pearl today. It is only one of four known albino Ravens in the whole world.

Pearl lives in this woman’s house. The handler has a permit, and the bird is property of the government (like hawks and falcons). She is affiliated with the California Wildlife Center. Every time the handler stopped petting Pearl she started cawing. She really likes affection.