Tuesday, March 12, 2013

It’s Getting Closer!

Those of us who live in the United States are privileged to have two magnificent Eagle species that are indigenous to our part of the world—the Golden Eagle and the Bald Eagle.  However, did you know that there are 59 species of Eagles worldwide? 
 Have your photo taken with our national symbol, the Bald Eagle
On Sunday, March 24, The World Bird Sanctuary will celebrate World Eagle Day.  In addition to our national symbol, the Bald Eagle, this is your opportunity to see a number of the other species of Eagles from around the world!  
 Our other indigenous Eagle species--the Golden Eagle
Mark your calendars—World Eagle Day is March 24, 10:00 to 4:00!!

World Eagle Day is one of our most popular events.  It’s a chance for everyone to get out of the house after a long cold winter and enjoy the outdoors with us.  Be prepared to celebrate everything Eagle—from close-up encounters with eagles from around the world to having an eagle soar overhead--close enough to feel the draft from its wing beats.
 Be prepared to be thrilled as an Eagle soars over your head
There will be sing-a-longs, face painting, crafts for the kids, flight demonstrations by our free flying eagles, the opportunity to have your photo taken with a Bald Eagle, and much more. 
 There will be a variety of other activities for young and old alike
As a special treat this year Members of the Comanche Nation will discuss the unique importance of eagles to Comanche culture.

So, mark your calendars for March 24 and be prepared to spend the day with us learning about these magnificent creatures.  Bring a picnic lunch, or take advantage of food and beverages from our concession stand. 

Dress for the weather and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes as there is much to see and most of the events will be outdoors.

As always, admission and parking are FREE!

Submitted by Gay Schroer, World Bird Sanctuary Volunteer/Photographer

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