The Allan Brooks Nature Centre will host Raptor Weeks from July 18 to Aug. 20. (photo submitted)

The Allan Brooks Nature Centre will host Raptor Weeks from July 18 to Aug. 20. (photo submitted)

Raptors programs take flight

  • May. 29, 2017 9:00 a.m.

There will be an up-close encounter with some amazing predators at Allan Brooks Nature Centre this summer.

Raptor Weeks are back from July 18 to Aug. 20 after attracting almost 2,000 people in 2016.

“We are excited to host the birds and the public for this amazing program,” said Aaron Deans, executive director.

“It is not only a unique and engaging experience, it is educational and fun for all ages and a great fit for us as we grow public awareness and appreciation of nature in the Okanagan.”

There will be flight demonstrations at 11:30 a.m. daily from Tuesday to Sunday as well as at 5 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays. Book yourself a spot in a raptor encounter course and get up even closer to different birds-of-prey including an owl, hawk and falcons.

Tickets are now available for morning and afternoon programs. For program details and pricing, visit www.abnc.ca.

The programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan.

“We are so excited to bring our raptors back to ABNC. Our goal is to get people closer to these incredible birds and the ABNC is such a perfect location for our raptors to soar,” said Robyn Radcliffe, operations manager of The Raptors.

“We are all about inspiring awe for wildlife – what better way to foster a connection between nature and people than to experience these beautiful and fierce predators of the sky up-close.”