Audubon Raptor Weekend 2011

[ 17 ] September 1, 2011 |

Kidoinfo Giveaway: Win 4 tickets for your family to attend Audubon’s Raptor Weekend event on September 10th or 11th, 2011.  Tell us your favorite raptor in the comments below. One answer will be selected at random. Deadline to enter is Wednesday, September 8, 2011 at Midnight EST.

They are a stealthy, formidable 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 in Bristol, RI, for Raptor Weekend, September 10 and 11, 2011.

Many of us only read about them in storybooks such as Winnie the Pooh, Harry Potter or Guardians of Ga’Hoole. Now we have an opportunity to share these amazing creatures with our children in real life.

Wildlife 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. Falcons, owls and hawks will be featured in live flight demonstrations and educational programs for bird enthusiasts of all ages.

Featured throughout the weekend will be numerous programs showcasing live birds of prey by the Audubon Society of Rhode Island. In addition there are many entertaining and educational activities for families. Admission also provides access to the 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.

Audubon Members: $8/adult, $4/child  (children under 4 free); Two-day Pass: $13/adult, $6/child
Non-Members: $10/adult, $5/child  (children under 4 free); Two-day pass: $17/adult, $8/child
One Day Family 4 pack: 2 adults and 2 children: $20/members; $25/non-members

Photo Credit: Master falconer Lorrie Schumacher from Hamilton, New York, presents Talons! A Bird of Prey Experience on September 10 and 11, 2011.

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Anisa Raoof

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Anisa Raoof is the publisher of She combines being a mom with her experience as an artist, designer, psych researcher and former co-director of the Providence Craft Show to create the go-to spot for families in Rhode Island and beyond. She loves using social media to connect parents with family-related businesses and services and promoting ways for parents to engage offline with their kids. Anisa believes in the power of working together and loves to find ways to collaborate with others. An online enthusiast, still likes to unplug often by reading books and magazines, drawing, learning to knit, making pop-up books with her two sons and listening to records with her husband.

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  1. Rebecca says:

    The Osprey!

  2. Kelly R. says:

    swallow-tailed kite

  3. Michelle Parisi says:

    not sure, but would like to go to learn more about them!

  4. Robin says:

    Definitely falcons!!

  5. Katie M. M. says:

    Any type of owl are favorites in our house. Our 10 year old is SO excited for Raptor Weekend! She knows EVERYTHING about all different kinds of owls and can’t wait to come see some. We would absolutely LOVE to win tickets!

  6. Katherine says:

    All OWLS!!

  7. steve says:

    Great horned owl.

  8. Suzanne says:

    The red-tailed and the sharp shinned hawk! Love all raptors!

  9. Sue says:

    Owls are definitely the favorite in this family!

  10. Nmartineau says:

    Red tailed hawk, since my son could talk he’s been counting how many he’s seen in the sky – now that he’s 14 he wants to protect them as well as count them.

  11. mariel says:

    Peregrine Falcon!

  12. Barn owls and golden eagles rock my world!

  13. Jeanne says:

    SCREECH owls!! My students love owls, too.

  14. Barefoot Liz says:

    I like Hawks but my son’s favorite are Owls. He would LOVE to go to this! Not many people near us share his love for Owls, etc.

  15. joy adamonis says:

    the mighty white eagle

  16. christina horsman says:

    Our family loves the screech owl. We had one in our backyard.

  17. debbie says:

    Any kind of owl

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