An exciting opportunity to see some incredible birds of prey is coming to Vernon.
Hosted by the Duncan-based wildlife sanctuary dubbed the Raptors, the group will be bringing birds such as falcons, hawks, vultures and owls to the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ABNC).
Daily, from Tuesday, July 4 to Sunday, July 9, these magnificent creatures will be available to see at the ABNC.
There will be two different presentations available.
One is a flight demonstration, where a large group of participants get to observe the birds fly. There are two scheduling options per day for the demonstration, at 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m.
The second is an encounter, where up to six people get up close and personal with the bird and their handlers.
“Having these birds of prey demonstrate their power and finesse at the Centre is something we really look forward to,” said Cheryl Hood, ABNC Manager. “ABNC doesn’t have access to government funding, so events like this ensure our programs can continue. This fundraiser is a huge boost, and we’re thrilled to have The Raptors back.”
Robyn Radcliffe, Director of Operations at The Raptors, located in the Cowichan Valley on
Vancouver Island, says her organization’s goal is to inspire a sense of personal responsibility for
the future of both birds of prey and the planet.
“We’re dedicated to the conservation of raptors and wildlife, and we love to share this passion with everyone we can,” said Radcliffe. “The partnership with ABNC allows us to bring these wonderful birds to the Okanagan, and share why they’re so essential to our ecosystems. We are so pleased to be returning to the ABNC.”
For more information on the exhibit, visit abnc.ca.