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Bird of Prey
Saturday, Nov 3, 2018 2:15 PM
The North Cascades Audubon Society

Wednesday, October 3 at 7:30  +   Skype Q+A with Neil Rettig, Cinematographer and Dr. Laura Johnson, Expedition Coordinator 
Saturday, October 6 at 1:15  +  Introduction by Bud Anderson, local Raptor specialist and founder of the Raptor Research Group


The Philippine Eagle is a bird of extremes. It’s the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today, and the future of these iconic raptors — and of an untold number of other species — is tied to the fate of the Philippines' last fragments of old-growth forest.

Wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig wanted to find and film the rarest eagle on the planet, the Philippine eagle. In doing so, he meets the people who have devoted their lives to saving this almost-extinct species and the old-growth habitat that sustains it.
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The Philippine Eagle is a bird of extremes. It’s the world’s largest and rarest eagle, found only in the Philippines. Fewer than 800 individuals remain today, and the future of these iconic raptors — and of an untold number of other species — is tied to the fate of the Philippines' last fragments of old-growth forest.

In 1977, world-renowned cinematographer Neil Rettig filmed the first images of the Philippine Eagle in the wild, transforming the bird into a national symbol. But today, with a rapidly expanding human population facing serious political, economic, and environmental turmoil, the eagle’s plight has fallen out of public consciousness.

"Bird of Prey" follows Neil’s return to the Philippines as he embarks on a grueling expedition alongside a small but devoted group determined to protect the eagle. Together, they answer the question: What will it take to save a species from extinction?

Film Info
Rating:NR
Reason for rating:_
Official Site:https://birdofpreymovie.com/
Trailer:https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=-FbvsDNCPIU
Country of Origin:USA, Philippines
Language:English
Genre:Documentary
Programs:Doctober