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   Audubon Raptor Weekend 2014

Audubon Environmental Education Center
1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol, RI
September 6 & 7, 2014; 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 6 and 7, 2014.

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 6 and 7 - 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 7. 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.

 Avoid the Lines, Get Your Tickets NOW!

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 6
10:15-11:15am:  Flight Presentation by Talons
11:30am-12:30pm:  Raptor Presentation by Horizon Wings    
12:00-12:30pm:  Hawks of RI lecture by ASRI Refuge Manager Kim Calcagno
12:30-1:30pm:  Wildlife Rehabilitation Raptor Presentation by Born to Be Wild
1:00-1:30pm:  Providence Raptors lecture by Peter Green, Photographer
1:30-2:30pm:  Raptor Presentation by Horizon Wings
2:45-3:45pm:  Flight Presentation by Talons
3:15-4:00pm:  Bird of Prey Demonstration by ASRI Staff
           
Sunday, September 7
10:00-10:30am:  Bird of Prey Demonstration by ASRI Staff
10:30-11:30am:  Owl Presentation by Eyes on Owls   
11:45-12:45pm:  Flight Presentation by Talons
12:30-1:00pm:  Owls as Indicators for Ecosystem Health lecture by ASRI Board Member Charles Clarkson
1:00-2:00pm:  Owl Presentation by Eyes on Owls
2:00-2:30pm:  Providence Raptors lecture by Peter Green, Photographer   
2:30-3:30pm:  Flight Presentation by Talons
3:15-4:00pm:  Bird of Prey Demonstration by ASRI Staff
 

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