Learn about the role of vultures in our environment at World Center for Birds of Prey, Saturday, Sept. 7

3 September 2013

BOISE, Idaho – Learn about the vital role that vultures – nature’s efficient recycling and clean-up crew – play in our environment on Saturday, September 7, at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.

International Vulture Awareness Day is celebrated around the world to highlight an important group of scavenging birds that is increasingly threatened with extinction due to poisoning and other human activities.

Special events at the World Center for Birds of Prey will focus on the unique role that vultures play in the environment. Visitors will learn about a variety of vulture species around the world, with coloring sheets for children to take home.

Live bird exhibits include Lucy, a 12-year-old Turkey Vulture, and three California Condors, a critically endangered scavenging species that is raised at the World Center for Birds of Prey and released to the wild near the Grand Canyon.

Details

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, September 7

Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise

Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth, free to members

Live bird demonstrations: 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.

Archives of Falconry tours: 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.

Information: 362-8687

Driving directions: From I-84, take Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.

Website: http://peregrinefund.org/vmic

More information:

International Vulture Awareness Day

http://www.vultureday.org/2013/index.php

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-3716
Direct Phone: 208-362-8277
Country: USA
The Peregrine Fund