Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah “Birds of Prey” lecture and live exhibit
Martin Tyner of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation of Utah will be presenting on the birds of prey in the Southwestern US. His presentation will have several live raptors including his golden eagle named Scout.
At age twelve, Martin Tyner started caring for the sick, injured and orphaned creatures in his home town of Simi Valley, CA. At age nineteen, Tyner was hired as curator of birds of prey at Busch Gardens, CA. He worked in the movie and television industry training big cats, elephants, primates, sea mammals, and raptors.
Martin Tyner is a federally licensed falconer, eagle falconer, wildlife rehabilitator, wildlife propagator, and wildlife and environmental educator. He has been providing wildlife and environmental programs throughout the western United States, to schools, scouts and community groups for over forty years. Martin Tyner provides intergenerational Elderhostel programs through Dixie State College, has taught summer classes at Southern Utah University, The Ancient Art of Falconry and Shakespeare, and performed in the Green Show with his raptors for the Utah Shakespeare Festival.
Martin Tyner is the founder of the Southwest Wildlife Foundation, which is a 501(c)(3), non-profit, wildlife rescue, wildlife and environmental education organization.