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Bird of Prey Days – April 27-29th

By on April 19, 2018
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April 27-29, 2018

30th Annual Celebration of Raptors at Braddock Bay 

One entry fee for the entire weekend: $5/Adult; kids are free.

Meet live Hawks, Falcons and Owls. Learn about 2018’s featured species – The Snowy Owl. Experience the migration at the Hawkwatch. Observe Raptor Banding and go on an Owl Prowl.

Activities take place at the lodge at Braddock Bay Park, 199 East Manitou Road and Manitou Beach Road locations.

Braddock Bay is home to one of the most spectacular spring raptor migrations in the country. Join Braddock Bay Raptor Research in this annual event to learn about hawks, eagles, falcons, owls and others, and support local conservation efforts.

There will be activities for all ages at BOP Days, both indoors and out—rain or shine. A full, detailed schedule is available at www.bbrr.org. Special Opening Night Program on Friday, April 27th at 7PM, “The Life and Times of Snowy Owls” presented by Tom McDonald, founder of SnowyWatch. Meet live owls from Black Creek Wildlife Station. Doors open at 6:30PM.

This year’s special guest speaker on Saturday, April 28th at 11:30AM, is Erin Brown from Hawk Mountain Sanctuary, where hawk watching and raptor conservation efforts began.

Enjoy a display of raptor artwork from Honeoye Falls-Lima 5th grade students, and find informative booths by local businesses and conservation organizations including The Birdhouse (birding/binoculars), Suncommon (solar energy options), Braddock Bay Bird Observatory, The Finger Lakes Institute, Genesee Valley Audubon Society, Rochester Birding Association, Water Education Collaborative, Hawk Migration Association of North America and more.

Programs and Workshops available on Saturday and Sunday and other activities including Hawk Watches, Photo Contest, Tours and Walks, and Hawk Banding Demonstrations. Stay all day and grab a bite to eat from Spot Hots on Saturday from 9-2, and Brunch Box on Sunday from 9-2.

For more information call 585-BOP-LIVE, email to information@bbrr.org or visit www.bbrr.org.

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Special Opening Night Program on Friday, April 27th at 7PM, “The Life and Times of Snowy Owls” presented by Tom McDonald, founder of SnowyWatch.