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Walter C. Crawford Jr., the founder of the World Bird Sanctuary outside of St. Louis, gave six presentations at the Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center, one on Saturday evening and five on Sunday.

Owls and conservation go hand in hand

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Walter C. Crawford Jr. and some of his full time staff of 25 returned to Carpenter St. Croix Valley Nature Center for presentations on both Saturday and Sunday.


Crawford founded the World Bird Sanctuary in 1977 after working at the St. Louis Zoo with the Zoo's Director and Wild Kingdom Star Marlin Perkins. The sanctuary is dedicated to birds of prey.

Crawford always regales his audiences with a blend of humor and serious concerns.

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