Sunday Family Funday
Sunday, July 27th and August 10th
The Center for Birds of Prey will present two special Sunday events this summer on July 27th and August 10th. These programs will offer families a fun day of outside activity for all ages, learning about and enjoying birds and nature together.
Beginning at 1pm, visitors will be immersed in a variety of Center activities from hands on interaction with avian bio-artifacts and arts and crafts to flight demonstrations and behind-the-scenes tours of the restricted Avian Medical Clinic. The BeeCause will be on site in the Pollinators’ Garden offering an insider’s view of a working bee hive plus a honey harvest and tasting. Wild Birds Unlimited of Mt. Pleasant will provide an exclusive deal on a special back yard birding starter package. And, kid-friendly refreshments will be available for purchase.
Space is limited and advance purchase is recommended. Tickets are available here.
Swallow-tailed Kite Outing
Saturday, August 2nd
Swallow-tailed Kites have been gathering throughout the Southeast enjoying a bounty of spring and summer insects. In fact, our Citizen Science for Swallow-tailed Kites project has seen more than 2,000 logged sightings since March.
In South Carolina, we're lucky to have several areas where large flocks of these birds can be seen. We're excited to announce an outing to visit one of these locations in Allendale on August 2nd. The Lower Savannah River Alliance has coordinated the outing, which will include transportation to the field, a presentation by Dr. Kenneth Meyer of the Avian Research and Conservation Institute, followed by lunch at the Lower Savannah River Association Nature Center.
New Volunteer Staff Orientation and Transport Training
Sunday, August 24th
In search of a unique volunteer experience that supports conservation?
Join us for an information session all about volunteering at the Center. Immediately following, we'll present training in the proper capture and transport of injured birds to the Avian Medical Clinic for those interested in becoming part of our Transport Network.
International Vulture Awareness Day
Friday, September 6th
While we love Vultures every day of the year, International Vulture Awareness Day gives us an opportunity to celebrate the Vulture on a global level. Programs on this day will focus on the Vulture, its natural history, unique adaptations, and incredible intelligence.
And, of course the Vulture Restaurant will be in full swing!
Migration to Memminger
Thursday, October 9th
Mark the date for an exclusive evening with the Center for Birds of Prey in historic Memminger Auditorium on Thursday, October 9, 2014.
Migration to Memminger, the annual fundraiser of the Avian Conservation Center and Center for Birds of Prey will celebrate the profound importance of avian species who annually weave our planet together through connective flyways during migration. Funds raised will support the Center’s ongoing mission of identifying and addressing vital environmental issues by providing medical care to injured birds of prey and shorebirds, and through educational, research and conservation initiatives.
This distinctive annual event will offer participants a rare and intimate encounter with the Center’s resident collection of hawks, eagles, falcons, kites, and owls, all while enjoying delicious hors d’oeuvres and cocktails within the elegant Memminger setting. Live and silent auctions will offer unique and special items and experiences, and personal photographs with a stunning bird of prey will be available for guests.
Priced at $125 per attendee, tickets will go on sale in August. To put your name on a waitlist for reservations, contact the Center for Birds of Prey at (843) 971-7474.