Saturday, August 16, 2008

Our free weekend shows

For the very first time, The World Bird Sanctuary is offering free weekend programs to the public at our outdoor amphitheater on Saturdays and Sundays. These are small informal mini programs for visiting guests, featuring two or three birds at the discretion of our Naturalists. The shows are scheduled for 11:30 and 2:00 on Saturdays, and 1:30 on Sundays. Any guests who happen to be on-site at those times are invited to walk down to the amphitheater to watch. These
sessions serve several purposes. They are educational and entertaining for our guests, as well as fulfilling the daily exercise and training needs of our star performers.

Here you see our fabulous hooded vulture, Fred, wowing the crowd with his mad flying skills. Look for more pics of our programs here on the blog, and come join us if you can!

After a brief introduction to the many interesting behaviors of the vulture family, Fred demonstrates his flying ability.

He does a great job of flying directly to his trainer...

...and is rewarded for his effort with a tasty snack. Thanks Fred!

Education is an important part of the World Bird Sanctuary's mission. We reach thousands of people every year. We visit classrooms, events, zoos, nature parks, and other venues all over North America as well as hosting our own events on site, like Birds In Concert, evening campfires, World Eagle Day, and a whole list of other programs. We even have birthday party programs! If you are interested in having us come to you, check out the different programs we offer at or make a donation to help us continue the good work!

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