September 25, 2021

The Raptors are BACK!

Eagles, Owls, Falcons and Hawks Descend on Audubon in September

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Audubon Raptor Weekend 2021
Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium, 1401 Hope Street (Route 114), Bristol, RI
September 11 & 12, 2021; 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m.

(June 24, 2021) - They are BACK! Amazing birds of prey with long sharp talons, hooked beaks, and highly developed eyesight and hearing are headed back to Audubon. They’re raptors, the superior hunters of the avian world. Many species of these formidable and striking birds will be at the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium in Bristol, Rhode Island on September 11 and 12 for Raptor Weekend 2021.

Eagles, owls, hawks and falcons will be featured in live presentations, educational programs and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages. Audubon presents a unique opportunity for visitors to get up-close with many species and learn about raptors and their adaptations in this engaging, family-friendly weekend event. This popular annual event was postponed in 2020, and Audubon is thrilled to bring back both raptors and visitors this September.

Presenter Highlights
In addition to owl, hawk and falcon presentations by Audubon experts, wildlife rehabilitators from across the Northeast will bring their expertise with birds of prey to the event.

NEW for 2021! Rhode Island resident and Master Falconer Jack Billings will share his falconry expertise and amazing bird of prey on Saturday, September 11.

Wildlife Rehabilitator and Connecticut Falconer Christine Peyreigne of Wilton, CT also presents her popular raptor program with eagles, hawks and owls on Saturday, September 11.

Returning this year is Connecticut-based raptor rehabilitator Mary-Beth Kaeser of Horizon Wings. On Sunday, September 12, she will be presenting an eagle, owls, American Kestrel, Peregrine Falcon and more.

Also on Sunday, September 12, the ever-popular presenters Marcia and Mark Wilson of Eyes on Owls will introduce the audience to a wide variety of live owls found in New England as well as other parts of the world. The Wilsons will also explore the protection of owls and their habitats.

A lecture and book signing by Providence Urban Wildlife Photographer Peter Green will be featured on September 12.

Entertaining and educational games and activities for families will be featured both days. Admission also provides access to the award-winning Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium and entrance to the Center’s 28-acre wildlife refuge, including the scenic boardwalk to Narragansett Bay.

For more information on Raptor Weekend, visit www.asri.org

General Admission:
Adult: $13/member, $16/non-member
Child (ages 4 - 12): $9/member, $11/non-member
Children age 3 and under are free
Two-Day Pass:
Adult: $23/member, $28/non-member
Child: $15/member, $17/non-member
Children age 3 and under are free

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