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   Audubon Raptor Weekend 2013

Audubon Environmental Education Center
1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol, RI
September 7 & 8, 2013; 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

They are a powerful force in the natural world. Birds with long sharp talons, amazing strength, hooked beaks that tear, and highly developed eyesight and hearing. They are raptors, the superior hunters of the avian world. Birds of prey with keen adaptations that provide speed and accuracy for the hunt.  And they're coming to the Audubon Society of Rhode Island's Environmental Education Center for Raptor Weekend, September 7 and 8, 2013.

09-13.jpgWildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will be showcasing a wide variety of these extraordinary birds of prey at the largest raptor celebration in New England.  Eagles, falcons, owls, and hawks will be featured in live flight demonstrations and educational programs for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

Join master falconer Laurie Schumacher from Hamilton, New York, for Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience on September 7 and 8 - a European Eagle Owl, Barred Owl and Harris' Hawk are just a few of the raptors she presents. Breath-taking free flight demonstrations highlight this program focusing on falconry, raptor biology, and conservation.

09-12-1.jpgMarcia Wilson of Eyes on Owls will introduce the audience to a Snowy Owl, Spectacled Owl and five or six other live owls found in New England as well as other parts of the world on Sunday, September 9. Wilson will also explore the protection of owls and their habitats. Featured throughout the weekend will be numerous programs showcasing live birds of prey by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island.

Programs throughout both days include entertaining and educational activities for families. Admission also provides access to the award-winning Audubon Environmental Education Center and entrance to the Center's 28-acre wildlife refuge, including the scenic boardwalk to Narragansett Bay.  Food and refreshments will be available.



Eyes on Owls
See six live owls found in New England as well as other parts of the world, including a magnificent snowy owl.

Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience
Gyr Falcon, European Eagle Owl and American Kestrel are just a few of the raptors featured, along with breath-taking free flight demonstrations.

Horizon Wings
Peregrine Falcon, Broad-winged Hawk, Barn Owl and other majestic birds in an inspiring
presentation on raptor conservation.

Born to Be Wild
Specializing in Birds of Prey, BTBW has rehabilitated over 17 different species of hawks, owls and falcons.

PLUS! Everyday is full of exhibits and activities for the whole family to enjoy

Saturday, September 7
10:15-11:15am        Flight Presentation by Talons
11:00-11:30am        Photographing Urban Raptors by Peter Green
11:30am-12:30pm   Raptor Presentation by Horizon Wings
12:45pm-1:15pm     Raptor Presentation by ASRI
1:00-2:00pm           Bird Tales from Around the World by Michael Caduto (book signing to follow)   
1:30-2:30pm           Raptor Presentation by Horizon Wings
2:15-2:45pm           Owls of New England lecture by Kim Calcagno
2:45-3:45pm           Raptor Presentation by Talons   
3:30-4:00pm           Raptor Presentation by ASRI
Sunday, September 8
10:00-10:20am         Raptor Presentation by ASRI
10:30-11:30am         Owl Presentation Eyes on Owls   
11:30am-12:00pm    Photographing Urban Raptors by Peter Green
11:45-12:45pm         Flight Presentation by Talons
12:15-12:45pm        Raptor Presentation by ASRI
1:00-2:00pm            Owl Presentation by Eyes on Owls
2:00-2:30pm            Hawks of New England lecture by Laura Carberry
2:30-3:30pm            Flight Presentation by Talons
3:15-4:00pm            Wildlife Rehabilitation Raptor Presentation by Born to Be Wild

Food and refreshments available both days.


Audubon Members: $10/adult, $5/child  (children under 4 free); Two-day Pass: $17/adult, $8/child

Non-Members: $12/adult, $6/child  (children under 4 free); Two-day pass: $17/adult, $8/child

One day Family 4 pack: 2 adults and 2 children: Members:  $25/members; $30/non-members - only available the day of the event


Purchase your tickets in advance by CLICKING HERE

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