Vernon’s Allan Brooks Nature Centre is bringing back its popular Raptor Weeks this summer.
They will be held over five weeks from July 18th to August 20th.
Last summer, about 2,000 people took in the live birds-of-prey programs and flight demonstrations.
“The birds will be flying daily with Flight Demonstrations happening at 11:30am daily Tuesday-Sunday as well as at 5pm Fridays and Saturdays,” says a release from the Centre. “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. You will also learn something about the issues raptors face and how we can help conserve these beautiful creatures.”
ABNC executive director Aaron Deans says the Okanagan, especially within the grasslands where the nature centre occurs, has some of the highest diversity of birds of prey species in all of Canada.
“Being on the migratory pathway of over 30 species of raptors provides great viewing opportunities year-round. Expanding our programming to include up close encounters with these amazing birds is a great fit.”
Tickets are now available for morning and afternoon programs from July 18 – August 20.
For more details visit www.abnc.ca.