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5th Annual Winter Raptor Fest in Fort Edward, NY

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Where:
Gallup Ridge Farm, Fort Edward, NY
Cost:
$5 for Kids (12 and under)/ $10 for adults
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(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

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