July 16, 2018

Audubon Society of Rhode Island to host Party for the Peregrines

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Friday, April 21, 2018; 6:30 to 9:00 pm
Squantum Club, One Squantum Road, East Providence, Rhode Island

Audubon Peregrine Webcam is Now Live!

(March 29, 2018) – The Audubon Society of Rhode Island will host Party for the Peregrines on Saturday, April 21, 2018 at the Squantum Club in East Providence. This festive celebration of Rhode Island raptors will begin at 6:30 pm. An advance VIP Reception at 5:30 pm will feature a special presentation with a live Peregrine Falcon and Bald Eagle.

Party for the Peregrines will include live and silent auctions as well as delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails. Audubon’s live raptors (owls, hawks, kestrel) and a Raven will be presented during the evening, and the Providence Peregrine Webcam will be featured. Dozens of interesting and desirable items will be on display for auction bidding. Proceeds will support the Audubon Society of Rhode Island raptor care and education programs and will help to protect thousands of acres of valuable habitat for these birds and other creatures.

The public is invited to Party for the Peregrines. Tickets ($85 per person, VIP Reception tickets $150 per person) may be purchased on-line at www.asri.org. Dress is smart casual.

The Providence Peregrine Webcam is now live!
In their perch 30 floors up on what is perhaps Providence’s most recognizable building, Peregrine Falcons are nesting again this spring. Four eggs were laid in the wooden nesting box over the past week.

The Peregrine Falcon eggs are expected to hatch after approximately 28 to 33 days of incubation. For four to six weeks after, the fluffy white nestlings will grow until they are ready to fledge, or learn to fly from the nest. They spread their wings and take the first step off the ledge when they are about 35 days old. Their parents will continue to support them by supplying food for six weeks after they have fledged. At that point, the young Peregrine Falcons are on their own and will disperse to find new homes 300 to 500 miles away from Providence.

All of this activity can be viewed live online due to a camera trained on these magnificent raptors. Pedestrians in the city have an occasional glimpse at these once-endangered falcons, but the unobtrusive nest cameras will allow the public and schoolchildren throughout the state to have a close-up look at their day-to-day lives as eggs hatch and the fluffy-white fledglings grow.

Visit www.asri.org and click on Audubon’s Peregrine Falcon Webcam to get in on the action!

The Audubon Society of Rhode Island is an independent not-for-profit environmental organization dedicated to protecting birds, wildlife, and their habitats through environmental education, advocacy, and land conservation. The state’s first environmental organization, the Society now protects nearly 10,000 acres in a network of refuges, pristine properties and wildlife habitats. One of the largest private environmental educators in the state, in 2017 Audubon staff taught approximately 20,000 people across the region. Audubon Society of Rhode Island is not affiliated with National Audubon.

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