Birds of Prey Day in Jamestown

Date(s) - Saturday, Nov 04, 2017
10:00 am-2:00 pm

Audubon Community Nature Center


Live owls and hawks will be the highlight of Birds of Prey Day to be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4 at Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC), 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, New York and Warren, Pennsylvania.

Mark Baker, a licensed raptor rehabilitator at Eagle Dream Rehabilitation Center, will be at the Nature Center with several of his birds that are unable to be released back into the wild. You can visit with Baker and his birds during his programs at 10:30 a.m. and 12:30 p.m.

Birds of prey are also known as raptors and are divided into two main groups. Those that fly during the day are called diurnal birds of prey and include hawks, eagles, falcons, and vultures. Those that fly at night are nocturnal and include owls.

To learn more about these amazing creatures, there will be hands-on activities that demonstrate their unique hunting techniques. You can find out what owls eat by dissecting an owl pellet, make a craft to take home, help build a life size eagle nest, and take a behind-the-scenes tour of Audubon’s non-releasable Bald Eagle, Liberty. By completing a minimum of four activities, Scouts and other children can earn a patch for an additional $3.

Admission is $8 for the public, $6 for Nature Center members and children 3-15, and free for children 2 and under. Reservations are not required.