Edinburg — Have you caught raptor fever yet? If not, the Edinburg Scenic Wetlands has just the program to get the symptoms going.

Raptor expert, Bill Clark, will speak this coming Friday on “Raptors of the RGV”. Clark is an active photographer, author, researcher, and lecturer and has over 45 years experience working with birds of prey, including 5 years as Director of NWF’s Raptor Information Center. He is a coauthor of the Photographic Guide to North American Raptors and the completely revised Peterson series guide, Hawks.

During this illustrated talk, Clark will cover all of the known raptor species that reside or have been recorded in the RGV, including longer treatments of the Aplomado Falcon, White-tailed Hawk, and Hook-billed Kite.

He will present at this month’s “Friday Night with a Naturalist” program, happening Friday, Dec. 17, from 6 to 7 p.m. This speaker program is free and open to the public. Space is limited, so please call ahead to make reservations. Doors open at 5:30 p.m.

The Edinburg Scenic Wetlands and World Birding Center is located at 714 Raul Longoria Road in Edinburg.