Friday, March 27, 2015

World Eagle Day 2015

It’s finally here!

Are you tired of winter?  Ready to get outdoors?  Suffering from LDS (Light deficiency syndrome)? Cabin fever?  Well the World Bird Sanctuary has just what the doctor ordered—a chance to get out of the house into the fresh air and enjoy one of the area’s most popular Spring events—WORLD EAGLE DAY!!
See Clark, one of our team of free flying eagles, soar right over your head (photo: Gay Schroer)

On Sunday, March 29, 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 other species of Eagles from around the world!  

Mark your calendars—World Eagle Day is March 29, 10:00 to 4:00!!
Our naturalists will be glad to answer questions or give you an up close photo opportunity (photo: Sandra Lowe)
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.
Kids of all ages can have their faces painted (photo: Sandra Lowe)
There will be 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.  Our gift shop will have special eagle-related merchandise for those wanting souvenirs.
Have your photo taken with a live eagle for a small fee (photo: Gay Schroer)
As a special treat this year members of SIA: The Comanche Nation Ethno-Ornithological Institute, will discuss the unique importance of eagles to Comanche culture.

So, mark your calendars. 

WHEN?   March 29
TIME?      10 AM to 4 PM
Be sure to bring your camera (photo: Sandra Lowe)
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 food truck.  Bring your cameras and take photos of the kids in our simulated eagle’s nest.
You may be lucky enough to see one of our birds take a refreshing bath (photo: Sandra Lowe)
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!

For the safety of our birds and our other guests, please no pets.

Submitted by Gay Schroer, World Bird Sanctuary Volunteer/Photographer

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