BOISE, Idaho – Learn about the vital role that vultures – nature’s efficient recycling and clean-up crew – play in our environment on Saturday, September 7, at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey.
International Vulture Awareness Day is celebrated around the world to highlight an important group of scavenging birds that is increasingly threatened with extinction due to poisoning and other human activities.
Special events at the World Center for Birds of Prey will focus on the unique role that vultures play in the environment. Visitors will learn about a variety of vulture species around the world, with coloring sheets for children to take home.
Live bird exhibits include Lucy, a 12-year-old Turkey Vulture, and three California Condors, a critically endangered scavenging species that is raised at the World Center for Birds of Prey and released to the wild near the Grand Canyon.
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, September 7
Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth, free to members
Live bird demonstrations: 10:30 a.m., noon, 2 p.m., 3:30 p.m.
Archives of Falconry tours: 11 a.m., 2:30 p.m.
Driving directions: From I-84, take Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.
International Vulture Awareness Day
|Director of Global Engagement|