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Audubon Teaches Nature: Birds of Prey, Master of the Skies

January 24, 2016, 1:00 pm5:00 pm

Barn owl photo compliments of Callaway Gardens' Birds of Prey Program.

Barn owl photo compliments of Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey Program.

The 2015-2016 Season of
Audubon Teaches Nature
Co-sponsored by the
Birmingham Audubon Society, the Alabama Wildlife Center,
the Oak Mountain Interpretive Center and Friends of Oak Mountain

Birds of Prey: Masters of the Skies
Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey Program, Guest Speaker
Sunday, January 24, 2016, 1:00 p.m. & 3:00 p.m.
Alabama Wildlife Center

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Barred owl with Logan. Photo compliments of Davis Photography/Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey Program.

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Birds of prey are truly masters of the sky. They have keen eyesight, sharp talons and are adept hunters of both birds and animals, and, fortunately for us, Alabama is home to several species of year-round residents, migrants and the occasional winter rarity. During this seminar, featuring live birds from the Callaway Gardens Birds of Prey Program, you will learn their various features, adaptations and field marks to help you identify them in the field. Your kids will love this program, and be sure to bring a camera, too!

Come early to enjoy refreshments at the Alabama Wildlife Center and the birds at the feeders, then, when it is time for the program we will proceed to the AWC auditorium for the program. Note that there are two time slots for this program to accommodate everyone, but please arrive early to ensure your seat.

Next month’s program:
Swallow-tailed Kites: their Incidence and Status in Alabama
Eric Soehren, Guest Speaker
Sunday, February 28, 2016, 2:00 p.m.
Alabama Wildlife Center

During this twenty-fifth year of Audubon Teaches Nature we will explore and celebrate the diversity of Alabama’s natural history. These seminars will provide you with the knowledge and skills to allow you to more fully enjoy your time in the field, whether birding, botanizing, hiking or biking. Audubon Teaches Nature will give you the unique opportunity to meet and learn from some of Alabama’s leading naturalists ~ authorities who are willing to share their years of experience and special knowledge to make your outdoor experiences more enjoyable. Our programs are designed to showcase the beauty and natural history of Oak Mountain State Park and the central Alabama region.

Broad-winged hawk image compliments Callaway Gardens' Birds of Prey program.

Broad-winged hawk compliments Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey program.

Red-tailed hawk image compliments of Callaway Gardens' Birds of Prey program.

Red-tailed hawk compliments of Callaway Gardens’ Birds of Prey program.

Programs are held at the Alabama Wildlife Center at Oak Mountain State Park, and the adjacent Oak Mountain Interpretive Center. Admission to the park is adult: $5 (12+), seniors (62+): $2, and children under 5: no charge. ATN programs are free. Click here to see the entire Audubon Teaches Nature 2015/16 Schedule.

Details

Date:
January 24, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm–5:00 pm
Event Category:
Website:
http://www.awrc.org

Organizer

Venue

Oak Mountain State Park
200 Terrace Dr,
Pelham, AL 35124 United States
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Phone:
(205) 620-2524
Website:
http://www.alapark.com/oak-mountain-state-park