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Audubon Raptor Weekend 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.

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.

And I have tickets to give away…

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.

Cost:
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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