Facebook
Twitter
PLEASE NOTE:
The information you are viewing for this event is from 2015.
Please check back for updates.
View other area events

5th Annual Winter Raptor Fest in Fort Edward, NY

When:
Event has passed. Watch this page for updates.
Where:
Gallup Ridge Farm, Fort Edward, NY
Cost:
$5 for Kids (12 and under)/ $10 for adults
View Phone Number
For More Information Call:
(518) 692-9559

Experience the wonder of flight as free-flying hawks and falcons demonstrate the physics of flight, habitat adaptations, and more at Friends of the IBA's 5th annual Winter Raptor Fest!  

Fun and educational Live Bird of Prey programs introduce you to the owls, hawks and falcons of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area, including some of our most endangered species!  

See exciting NEW Live Bird of Prey programs and “free-flight” demos starring some of our most majestic raptors! See and learn about endangered Short-eared Owls, threatened Northern Harriers, Bald Eagles, Ospreys, Snowy Owls, American Kestrels and many other owls, hawks and falcons.

Sign up for an Owl Watch or Guided Walk to look for endangered Short-eared Owls, Snowy Owls and other wintering raptors in the wild!

Great kids' activities like horse-drawn sleigh/wagon rides, crafts & games for kids, local food vendors and more round out this fun and exciting weekend where raptors rule!

 

 Including Live Bird of Prey Educators and Master Falconers:

  • Saturday, March 28
    • 10:00AM: "Winged Wonders" - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) - by Hannah Putnam
    • 11:00AM: "Wolves, Nature's Balance" - Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehab Center (AWRCC)
    • 12:00PM: "Wildlife Alive" - New York State Wildlife Rehab Council - by Kelly Martin
    • 1:00PM: "Masters of the Air II" - Adirondack Raptors - by Mark Manske
    • 2:00PM: "Raptors of Open Spaces & More!" - The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY (TWIENY) - by Trish Marki
    • 3:00PM: "Physics of Flight!" - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) - by Hannah Putnam
  • Sunday, March 29
    • 11:00AM: "Winged Wonders" - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) - by Hannah Putnam
    • 12:00PM: "Raptors of Open Spaces & More!" - The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY (TWIENY) - by Trish Marki
    • 1:00PM: "Masters of the Air II" - Adirondack Raptors - by Mark Manske
    • 2:00PM: "Bald Eagles, Snowy Owls & Other Raptors" - Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehab Center (AWRRC) - by Wendy Hall
    • 3:00PM: "Physics of Flight!" - Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) - by Hannah Putnam

(*Please note event time on Sunday is 11:00 am - 4:00 pm)

This exciting event is a fundraiser to support Friends of the IBA's work to protect state endangered Short-eared Owls and other threatened and at-risk birds of the Washington County Grasslands Important Bird Area, or IBA.  This unique habitat is critical to the survival of endangered Short-eared Owls in New York State

Back to events list

Incorrect info on this event listing or page? -- please email

E-News


Regional Towns

  • Mapped image of Glens Falls NYGlens Falls
    Discover Hometown USA, Glens Falls NY!
  • View of Queensbury NY on a mapQueensbury
    Visit Queensbury, NY - a bustling town sandwiched between Glens Falls and Lake George!
  • Map image of Fort EdwardFort Edward
    Learn more about the town of Fort Edward in Upstate NY!
  • Image of Lake LuzerneLake Luzerne
    Read more about the quaint area of Hadley - Lake Luzerne!
  • South Glens Falls New YorkSouth Glens Falls
    Learn more about the Village of South Glens Falls - a close knit community located in Upstate NY!

Regional Events

  • Adirondack Theatre Festival: PB&J Cafe - Dinner Theatre For Kids
    It’s about time kids get to have the same amount of fun in a theater that adults do! A revolutionary idea, the PB&J Café will give young theatre-goers the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in an art activity, dine during the live musical theatre performance, and come home with autographs from their favorite actors. THE SHOW: There are two sides to every story. Now the long-suppressed account of the Big, Bad Wolf is finally brought to light in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, where the audience acts as the jury to decide the Wolf’s fate. Parents and children will delight in this music-filled adventure where the audience decides who really is to blame.
    See full details
  • Adirondack Theatre Festival: The Banana Tree
    A script-in-hand reading and post show conversation with the playwrights. by Dan Castellaneta & Deb Lacusta From the minds of The Simpsons stars, Dan Castellaneta (Homer Simpson) and Deb Lacusta (writer), comes a zany comedy about Angela, a convenience store clerk who dreams of being Las Vegas’ first African American female magician. But after a series of hilarious run-ins and blunders, Angela finds herself in the middle of a robbery, a kidnapping, and at the mercy of a criminal mastermind that also happens to be a telepathic banana tree.
    See full details
  • Adirondack Theatre Festival: PB&J Cafe - Dinner Theatre For Kids
    It’s about time kids get to have the same amount of fun in a theater that adults do! A revolutionary idea, the PB&J Café will give young theatre-goers the opportunity to order a meal from the cast of characters, participate in an art activity, dine during the live musical theatre performance, and come home with autographs from their favorite actors. THE SHOW: There are two sides to every story. Now the long-suppressed account of the Big, Bad Wolf is finally brought to light in Piggsylvania’s Trial of the Century, where the audience acts as the jury to decide the Wolf’s fate. Parents and children will delight in this music-filled adventure where the audience decides who really is to blame.
    See full details
  • Adirondack Theatre Festival: Spun
    Following their father’s death, Molly and her estranged brother Jesse try to find a way to reconnect within the ruins of their childhood. Memories have a funny way of changing over time though, and with two very different recollections, blame, doubt, and rock-n-roll become weapons. This high-octane musical explores the complexities of family and story-telling, weaving together the recollections and unique perspectives of siblings with comedy, wit, and rock.
    See full details
  • Adirondack Theatre Festival: Spun
    Following their father’s death, Molly and her estranged brother Jesse try to find a way to reconnect within the ruins of their childhood. Memories have a funny way of changing over time though, and with two very different recollections, blame, doubt, and rock-n-roll become weapons. This high-octane musical explores the complexities of family and story-telling, weaving together the recollections and unique perspectives of siblings with comedy, wit, and rock.
    See full details
  • + See all Glens Falls Region events
    + Add your event