Friday, January 29, 2010

Eagle Flight Training

Have you ever seen an eagle in flight really close up and at eye level?

Clark getting ready for a landing

That's what's happening every Saturday and Sunday at 1 pm at Buder Park--and it's FREE!  Our staff is currently training Lewis and Clark, the two eagles that fly at the Cardinal baseball games.  We've decided to invite anyone interested to come and watch.  Not only is this an opportunity for the general public to get a good close look at these magnificent creatures in flight--it's an insight into just what goes into the training of one of these magnificent birds of prey.  

Volunteer Daniel Cone releasing Clark for a training flight
So--if you're tired of sitting inside watching football games, come and join us for some free family entertainment.
World Bird Sanctuary staff member and trainer Roger Wallace getting ready for another perfect landing by Clark

As you enter Buder Park stay to the right.  The birds will be flying in the first small field on the right hand side.  

After you've had a chance to see the eagles strut their stuff, be sure to visit the other animals that call the World Bird Sanctuary home.  We're just up the road from Buder Park at the opposite end of the outer road.  Admission to the Sanctuary is free and we have many other exciting residents on display.

Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity.

Submitted by Gay Schroer, World Bird Sanctuary Volunteer  

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