Bird Day Fair: Profile of an expert

Name: Geneviève Zaloum Age: 28 Position: Director of Educational Programs at Falcon Environmental Services Sunshine the snow white Barn Owl swoops majestically through the air before landing amidst the crowd. “She might be a bit nervous,” Falconer Geneviève Zaloum says, before fetching the bird from between the spectators. However, it’s hard to imagine such a majestic looking creature (and fearsome predator) could be easily intimidated. Sunshine is one of many birds of prey that were shown at Ottawa’s Bird Day Fair held May 31st in Andrew Haydon Park. After the show, I got a chance to do a Q & A with Geneviève about her falconry career and the birds she trains… read more →