In fulfillment of a life-long dream shared by two very close friends, Dale Arrowood and Ed Carswell, Winged Ambassadors was founded with a mission to promote environmental conservation. The program was uniquely designed to be interesting, educational, and safe, while always promoting the important environmental message they had to share. These programs use a diverse cast of birds with a wide variety of abilities to help show the world what these birds are, why they are important, and how they impact us. The message we deliver here at Winged Ambassadors is one of hope. We hope that the amazing American bald eagle will continue to recover from the impact that DDT once had on its population. We hope that the Andean condor will be able to fly free without worry of extinction. We hope that the generations to come will have the privilege to be able to marvel at the great peregrine falcon. Winged Ambassadors hopes that we humans can coexist with not just the beautiful raptors we present, but with all wildlife and with nature as a whole.
Like all things, Winged Ambassadors has experienced change. New birds have come in, dialogue in the program has been altered, trainers have come and a few have gone, but the original hopes and dreams that Dale and Ed shared during the early days of Winged Ambassadors have never changed. We have been fortunate enough to celebrate many accomplishments both through our own efforts and the efforts of conservationists everywhere. One of the most notable accomplishments was when the peregrine falcon and the American bald eagle were officially removed from the endangered species list after their populations had made a recovery. However, our work will never be finished. Our job is to remind the world of the nature that surrounds us, and to continue to protect the species we live alongside. While some issues are resolved, new issues will always present themselves. Because of this, we will always continue to strive towards helping the world appreciate these magnificent birds. Here at Winged Ambassadors, the humans are just here to keep the show going. The raptors we work with are the ambassadors, spreading a message of mindfulness and co-existence. Our birds are masters at what they do, and we are sure they will be able to show you the importance and the beauty of raptors and the natural world without even saying a word.