Eagles, Owls, Hawks, and Falcons, formidable and magnificent predators of the sky, are headed to Audubon Society of Rhode Island’s Nature Center and Aquarium for Raptor Weekend, September 7 and 8, 2019 from 10 am to 4 pm.
Razor-sharp talons, extraordinary strength, hooked beaks and highly developed eyesight and hearing make raptors the rulers of the avian world.
Wildlife rehabilitators and experts from across the Northeast will bring a wide variety of these extraordinary birds to the largest raptor celebration in New England. Enjoy live flight demonstrations, educational programs, and activities for bird enthusiasts of all ages.
Audubon presents this unique opportunity for visitors to get up-close with many species and learn about amazing birds of prey in this fun, family-friendly weekend event.
Use the promo code 'raptor2019' to get 20% off your online ticket purchase!
Expires July 31st, 2019.
Interested in coming with a group of 10 or more? Please contact Anne DiMonti - (401) 949-5454 x3116, email@example.com -
or Michelle Solis - (401) 949-5454 x3014, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Make the Most of Raptor Weekend
Raptor Weekend is a family-friendly, rain or shine event. There will be on-site parking for $5.
Bring Your Reusable Water Bottle
Roughly 100,000 marine creatures and 1 million sea birds are killed from ingesting plastic each year.
In an effort to reduce waste, Audubon invites you to refill your bottle at the event's water refill station. Learn More (PDF Download)
Food, Snacks and Refreshments
Food will be available on-site courtesy of Blackstone Caterers. Visit the Snack Shack for quick snacks and refreshments. Vegan and vegetarian options will be available. Please contact us if you have concerns about food options.
Presenter schedule is coming soon!
Explore the 2019 Raptor Weekend presenters, artists, & lecturers
Click on each photo for more info. More details to come!
Audubon Society of Rhode Island
Audubon currently cares for 12 birds, including owls, hawks and ravens. Their extraordinary adaptations are sure to fascinate both children and adults alike. In addition to close-up visits from feathered friends, participants learn about raptor behaviors, predators, prey and habitats.
Eyes on Owls
Marcia and Mark Wilson founded Eyes On Owls in 1994 as an educational enterprise that brings owls to schools and other groups to teach about these wild “neighbors” and their habitats.
Christine Peyreigne cares for injured and/or orphaned raptors. Whenever possible, she releases them into the wild after rehabilitation. In the summer of 2015, Christine rescued and rehabilitated Audubon’s Red-tailed Hawk: Finn. Finn’s injuries prevented his release and he now calls the Audubon Nature Center and Aquarium home.
Formed in 2001 by Mary-Beth Kaeser, Horizon Wings’ mission is to rehabilitate birds of prey for release into the wild in order to maintain their population, and to educate the community to enhance awareness of the environment.
Vermont Institute of Natural Sciences
An unforgettable experience, Vermont Institute of Natural Science live raptor shows feature a selection of our resident ‘avian ambassadors’. Educational and fun, these presentations will connect you to the masters of the sky while you learn about their amazing adaptations and the critical role they play in our environment.
It’s quite likely you have seen one of his photographs in a nature calendar, newspaper or in an Audubon publication under the name of Providence Raptors. The Providence Journal dubbed him the “Birdman of Downtown.” Peter Green walks the city of Providence, documenting Peregrine Falcons and more urban wildlife from Red-tailed Hawks nesting on rooftops to American Kestrels hunting in graffiti-covered alleys.
See the photography exhibit on Saturday and Sunday from 10:00 am-4:00 pm. Peter Green will also give a lecture on Photographing Providence Raptors at the event - more details to come.
Traer Scott is a fine art and commercial photographer and author of seven books including Raptors: Portraits of Birds of Prey.
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