Fort Edward: Winter Raptor Fest March 10-11, 2012


Don't miss the 2nd Annual Winter Raptor Fest in Fort Edward March 10-11, 2012! It will be a two-day celebration of the birds of prey found throughout the Washington County Grasslands IBA!

If you enjoy a rare glimpse of these creatures in their wild habitat, you will love this event! See these impressive creatures swoop, soar, and show off their skills in live demonstrations and learn more about how you can help protect the endangered and at risk birds in the area! 

FEE: $5 – good for one Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) free-flight and one other Live Bird of Prey program (limited seating available); free sleigh ride included with purchase of 2 or more!

FREE ADMISSION to EXHIBITOR BARN – meet the Live Birds of Prey and the educators/rehabilitators!  Dress warm – barn does not have heat.
Program Tent will be heated.
 
 Schedule of Events


Saturday, March 10
09:00AM – 10:00AM           Guided Snowshoe Walk - Grassland Ecology and Conservation                                            - Learn about the IBA from a DEC biologist; must pre-register! 
11:00AM – 03:00PM           *Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides  - $1  
PRESENTATIONS
 Time:                                      Presenter:          
 10:00AM – 10:30AM          Friends of the Washington County Grasslands IBA                                             -  Introduction to Endangered, threatened and At Risk birds of the IBA
11:00AM – 11:45PM           Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
                                             - Native raptors demonstrate the “Physics of Flight”
12:00PM – 12:45PM           New York State Wildlife Rehab Council                                             - Birds of Prey & Wildlife Rehabilitation
01:00PM – 01:45PM           New YorkState DEC                                              -  Short-eared Owl Monitoring project
02:00PM – 02:45PM           The Wildlife Institute of Eastern NY
- “Silent Wings” – Live Birds of Prey
03:00PM – 03:45PM           Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS)
                                              - Native raptors demonstrate the “Physics of Flight”

Sunday, March 11

08:30AM – 10:00AM           Guided Snowshoe Walk - must pre-register!
- See and learn about native birds & experience the IBA for yourself! (participation limited)
11:00AM – 03:00PM           *Horse-drawn Sleigh Rides  - $1 
PRESENTATIONS
Time:                                      Presenter:                                                                  
 10:00AM – 10:45AM          North Country Wild Care                                               - Birds of Prey & Wildlife Rehabilitation
11:00AM – 11:45PM           Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) – “Winged Wonders”
                                               - Native raptors demonstrate the “Physics of Flight”
12:00PM – 12:45PM           North Country Search & Rescue                                               - Child Safe “Hug a Tree” program
01:00PM – 01:45PM           Adirondack Wildlife Refuge & Rehab Center                                               - “Respiration & Migration” – Live Birds of Prey
02:00PM – 02:30PM           Friends of the Washington County Grasslands IBA                                                - Introduction to Endangered, threatened and At Risk birds of the IBA
03:00PM – 03:45PM           Vermont Institute of Natural Science (VINS) - “Winged Wonders”
                                                – Native raptors demonstrate the “Physics of Flight”
© Diane Chase, author of Adirondack Family Time: Tri-Lakes and High Peaks (Your Four-Season Guide to Over 300 Activities) for the towns of Lake Placid, Saranac Lake, Jay/Upper Jay, Wilmington, Keene/Keene Valley which is available online or bookstores/museums/sporting good stores. Diane is currently working on the second guidebook in the four-book series of Adirondack Family Activities.

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