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   Audubon Raptor Weekend 2015

Audubon Environmental Education Center
1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol, RI
September 12 & 13, 2015; 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 12 and 13, 2015.

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 12 and 13 - 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.

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On Saturday, September 12 Mary-Beth Kaeser of Horizon Wings will show live raptors and talk about their lives, habits and ways to protect them.

Marcia 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 13. 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.

On-site parking $5.  Avoid the Lines, Get Your Tickets NOW!  https://raptors2015.eventbrite.com

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

Featuring

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 12
10:00-11:00am        Welcome and Bird of Prey Demonstration by the Audubon Society of RI
11:00-11:30am        Flight Presentation by Talons
11:30am-12:30pm   Wildlife Rehabilitation Raptor Presentation by Born to Be Wild
12:00pm:                Lecture: Snowy Owl by Norman Smith, MASS Audubon
1:00-2:00pm           Raptor Presentation by Horizon Wings      
2:00-3:00pm           Flight Presentation by Talons
2:30-3:00pm           Photographing Providence Raptors by Peter Green
3:00-4:00pm           Wildlife Rehabilitation Raptor Presentation by Born to Be Wild
           
Sunday, September 13
10:00-10:30am         Welcome and Bird of Prey Demonstration by the Audubon Society of RI
10:30-11:30am         Owl Presentation by Eyes on Owls    
11:30am-12:00pm    Photographing Providence Raptors by Peter Green
12:00-1:00pm           Flight Presentation by Talons
1:00-2:00pm             Owl Presentation by Eyes on Owls
2:00pm                     Providence Peregrines by Kim Calcagno
2:30-3:30pm             Flight Presentation by Talons
3:15-4:00pm             Bird of Prey Demonstration by the Audubon Society of RI
 

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