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2020 Bird of Prey Days April 24-26

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2020 Bird of Prey Days – April 24-26

Hawkwatch!

2020 Bird of Prey Days April 24-26

Raptor Banding!

2020 Bird of Prey Days April 24-26

Come celebrate the migration and learn about raptors at

BIRD OF PREY DAYS 2020, April 24-26

This year’s featured species: Sharp-shinned Hawk

Bird of Prey Days takes place at Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road, Greece, NY

One entry fee (suggested donation) for the entire weekend! $5/adult, Kids FREE!

A full schedule of events is listed below or download our Bird of Prey Days Flyer.

This year’s Exhibitors include:

The Bird House (birding/binoculars), Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, The Finger Lakes Institute, Finger Lakes Raptor Center, Genesee Valley Audubon Society, Greenspark Solar, Hawk Migration Association of North America, Rochester Birding Association

Friday, 4/24/20 Events
OPENING NIGHT!
7:00-9:30 p.m.
  

Opening Night Program! —  Friday, April 24,  doors open 6:30 pm

7:00 pm Live Birds of Prey Program, presented by Daena Ford, featuring BBRR’s raptor ambassadors

8:15 pm Sunset Walk and Evening Owl Prowl around Braddock Bay Park

Saturday, 4/25/20 Events

HAWK WATCH! ALL WEEKEND! Visit our orientation station at the hawkwatch platform from 10-2 for fun activities to help you learn about the raptor migration at Braddock Bay. Binoculars available for loan, or bring your own.

Featured Presentations

10:30 a.m.-Raptors in Stories – with LIVE raptors, presented by Lynn Willard and Daena Ford of BBRR

11:00 am  Survival by Degrees, 389 Birds on the Brink — Loretta Morrell, Genesee Valley Audubon Society

12:00 pm  Wintering Raptors —Felicia Paradise & Danielle Meyers, NY State DEC.  Learn about the importance of monitoring New York’s listed wintering raptors and how DEC surveys have provided important data for their conservation. Additionally, find out how volunteers play essential roles in helping DEC to meet the management goals for these threatened species and what you can do to help.

1:30 pm  A Bird in the Block, Having Fun with the NY Breeding Bird Atlas — Andrea Patterson, Breeding Bird Atlas Western Regional Coordinator

2:30 pm That Darned Accipiter! How to ID Sharp-Shinned and Cooper’s Hawks  —Barbara French, BBRR Raptor Bander.  Sharpie or Coop? It’s the most debated identification problem in the raptor world. Learn the finer ID points between these species to differentiate these beautiful birds reliably in the air, in photos, and in person

Especially for Kids

10:00-1:00 p.m. Animal Teachers – with Anne Meade, Live Animals!

1:00 pm  Raptor Rescue!  — an interactive skit for kids and their families with Kele the Kestrel

Also…

10:00 am -12:00 pm Art demonstration by Cheri Riley

10:00 am -1:00 pm  The Animal Teachers LIVE animals

10:00 am–2:00 pm Caricatures by Becky McDonald

Other Outdoor Activities

OWL WOODS FAMILY BIRD WALK—Saturday, 9:00 am  Meet at the Owl Woods on Manitou Beach Road, NOT at Braddock Bay Park  Great for families and beginning birders! Lead by the Rochester Birding Association’s Young Birders Club

RAPTOR BANDING TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS—Saturday AND Sunday—10:00 am -1:00 pm  Meet at the Owl Woods on Manitou Beach Road, NOT at Braddock Bay Park  Get into the banding station with licensed banders to learn about the process of capturing raptors for banding.  Learn about what it takes to band raptors, and what we learn from the process.

SONG BIRD BANDING  9:00 am—12:00 pm at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory located at 10 Braddocks Ave off of Manitou Beach Road. 

 

Sunday, 4/26/20 Events

HAWK WATCH! ALL WEEKEND! Visit our orientation station at the hawkwatch platform from 10-2 for fun activities to help you learn about the raptor migration at Braddock Bay. Binoculars available for loan, or bring your own.

Featured Presentations

10:00 a.m. Chasing Broad-wings from Brazil & Back – The Broad-winged Hawk Project – presented by Dr. Laurie Goodrich, Hawk Mountain Sanctuary.  Meet a live Broad-winged Hawk!

11:00 am  Sharp-shinned Hawk Survival Guide — Interactive presentation for kids and their families

12:00 pm  Raptor Story Time —Lynn Willard, BBRR Volunteer

1:00 pm  Live Raptor Presentation — Jean Soprano, Kindred Kingdoms Wildlife Rehabilitation

2:00 pm Wildscaping: Native Gardening for All Spaces  — Carol Erb, BBRR Volunteer, Master Gardener & Owner of Organic Garden Designs. Learn How to create a feast for  your eyes  and a buffet for the birds and pollinators in your world.

ALSO…

10:00 am -12:00 pm Art demonstration by Cheri Riley

10:00 am-3:00 pm LIVE Raptors on display from Black Creek Wildlife Station

11:00 am –12:30 pm LIVE Raptors on display from Messinger Woods Wildlife Care & Education Center

Other Outdoor Activities

RAPTOR BANDING TOURS & DEMONSTRATIONS—Saturday AND Sunday—10:00 am -1:00 pm  Meet at the Owl Woods on Manitou Beach Road, NOT at Braddock Bay Park  Get into the banding station with licensed banders to learn about the process of capturing raptors for banding.  Learn about what it takes to band raptors, and what we learn from the process.

SONG BIRD BANDING  9:00 am—12:00 pm at Braddock Bay Bird Observatory located at 10 Braddocks Ave off of Manitou Beach Road.