Thursday, October 17, 2013

This Weekend - Open House Is Here!

This weekend--WBS’ Annual Open House!
FREE!  Bird Shows!  Concerts!  Naturalist Talks!  Kids Activities!

As temperatures cool down the activity at World Bird Sanctuary is heating up.

Where else in the Midwest can you see an Andean Condor....
Fall is in the air; the leaves are beginning to turn; and World Bird Sanctuary's Open House event is this weekend!  Open House coincides with the Fall bird migration - and this year at Open House, we are giving you a closer look at which native birds you might come across as they head south for the winter!  That's right - it's a celebration of birds from the southern Hemisphere - where you'll get to meet birds that you won't find anywhere else in the mid-West!

Those in the know will tell you that the WBS Open House is one of the most entertaining Fall events in the St. Louis area.
 ....or have your photo taken holding a raptor?
It's all about What We Do!
Open House is your opportunity to learn first-hand all about World Bird Sanctuary and the work we do to save threatened bird species and their habitats.  Special activities include:
  • Behind-the-scenes guided tours of our breeding barn, animal behavioral and training center and the wildlife hospital.  These areas are closed to the public for the rest of the year.
  • Shows featuring live animals native to the southern hemisphere presented in our amphitheater three times daily, including: Red-legged seriemas, king vultures, flying macaws, talking parrots, bateleur eagles, tawny eagles and more!
  • Raptor project concerts.
  • Photo opportunity - have your photograph taken while holding a live raptor!  This year's featured bird will be Keeoo the Augur Buzzard
  • Craft activity center for kids, and special kids programs featuring live animals!
  • Be sure to catch the bus to the "Lower Site" where you will meet special birds in our endangered species breeding program and our animal behavior and training center).
Here's what you need to know:
  • Saturday 19th and Sunday 20th October, 2013 
  • 10:00am - 4:00pm
  • Admission and Parking is FREE.
  • Free adults and kids activities!

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We hope to see you this weekend!

1 comment:

Lindsey said...

Can't wait!