Mar 02 2012

Raptor Weekend at the Aviary! March 17 & 18

Published by at 7:34 am under Books & Events,Peregrines

Come to the National Aviary on St. Patrick’s Day weekend for Raptor Days, March 17 and 18.  I’ll be there to Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Peregrines.

Saturday March 17:  “Masters of the Sky – Raptors”   Special activities 11:00am to 3:00pm.

Experience the thrill of the hunt as some of the National Aviary’s most stunning birds-of-prey make a special appearance. See the amazing adaptations that allow these birds to use their keen sense of vision to hunt. Discover the wide array of environments, including Southwestern Pennsylvania, that are home to these stunning birds where you can see them in the wild.

Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18 at 3:30pm, I’ll present “Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Peregrines.”

Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Peregrines with Kate St. John.  Learn about Pittsburgh’s peregrine falcons and the famous pairs who live atop the Gulf Tower and the University of Pittsburgh’s Cathedral of Learning.  Explore their life histories and family connections, how they came to Pittsburgh, what they do during nesting season and where their young live now.

Last year space was limited at WQED’s peregrine celebration so here’s a perfect opportunity to learn about peregrines or introduce your family and friends to Pittsburgh’s peregrine excitement.  (I know they wonder why you’re addicted.  I’ll explain it!)

Come to the National Aviary on March 17 and 18.  “Celebrate Pittsburgh’s Peregrines” at 3:30pm both days.

By then we’re likely to have the first peregrine egg at the Cathedral of Learning or the Gulf Tower nests — or both.  I can hardly wait!

See you there.

Activities are included in the price of admission.  Click these links for admission information and directions to the Aviary.

(photo by Chad+Chris Saladin)

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