Save Our American Raptors (SOAR) visited several local schools yesterday and today sharing loads of information about raptors that are native to this area. Many live raptors such as a falcon, hawk, black vulture, and owls are included in the presentation. Students will also see what some of the raptors look like while in flight as the birds fly just above their heads. Above is Dale Stokes with a barred owl perched on her hand while walking amongst BJHS students during yesterday’s presentation. An adult barred owl can range in size from 16 to 25 inches long with a 38- to 49-inch wingspan, and a weight range of 1.1 to 2.3 pounds. It is the only typical owl of the eastern United States that has brown eyes; all others have yellow eyes.