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Birds of Prey Programs For All Ages

Experience the beauty, speed, and power of our birds of prey

Hear the flap of wings as an eagle swoops by, see the incomparable agility of a falcon, and become enchanted by the facts and folklore of Michigan's owls. Our birds of prey programs allow you to experience these magnificent raptors in action and learn about their vital roles in the natural world. Programs are offered to the public year round for a modest fee. Your participation in these programs will not only inspire you, but will help fund the care of these injured birds who would not be able to survive in the wild. You can also stay involved with our raptors through volunteer opportunities or support their care through our Adopt-a-Raptor program.

An Afternoon with Sandhill Cranes
Sunday, October 18, 2015 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm
16 and up
Cost: $10/person

Fieldtrips are for adults too! Meet at LSNC at 2:00 pm and carpool to the Haehnle Memorial Sanctuary where over 8,000 sandhill cranes have been counted coming in to roost for the night in the fall. We will enjoy the evening as this large bird buzzes the tree tops surrounding their evening marsh roost. Their reverberating primitive call makes a wonderful back drop as we get a birds eye view of their evening home. We may also see others, like the northern harrier, that take advantage of this Audubon wildlife sanctuary 8 miles northeast of Jackson. We will only have a few pairs of binoculars so please bring your own. Please dress for the weather! When bird watching, it is always colder than you think.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Myths & Legends of Raptors
Saturday, October 24, 2015 - 2:00pm to 3:30pm
10 and up
Cost: $6/person, $5/member

Revered and feared, birds of prey have captured human attention for generations. Ever wondered why owls are considered bad omens? What is so special about eagle feathers? Join LSNC raptor staff for a closer look at the myths and legends that surrounds these predators of the sky.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Owling - Adults Only
Friday, November 20, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
18 and up
Cost: $9/person, $8/member

Join us for an enchanting evening with owls. Night hikes, owl calling and visits with live owls will fill the evening with wonder as we discover how ears, eyes and feathers help owls survive the night.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Owling
Saturday, November 21, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
5 and up
Cost: $9/person, $8/member

Join us for an enchanting evening with owls. Night hikes, owl calling and visits with live owls will fill the evening with wonder as we discover how ears, eyes and feathers help owls survive the night.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Owls: Inside & Out- Adults Only
Friday, January 22, 2016 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
18 and up
Cost: $6/person, $5/member

What makes an owl a great nocturnal predator? Meet a few of LSNC’s resident owls to find out! Following a visit from our nocturnal raptors, we will dissect real owl pellets to find out what they are eating and why.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.

Owl Do I Love Thee
Sunday, February 14, 2016 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm
18 and up
Cost: $25/couple

Celebrate Valentines Day this year at LSNC. Inspired by our heart-shaped faced owls, we will eat chocolate covered strawberries and gourmet cheese and crackers, and whet our whistle with a tasty beverage. Participants will also take a romantic lantern lit poetry walk around the enclosures and watch the sweetest owls up close. 

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

Owls: Inside & Out
Saturday, March 12, 2016 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm
6 and up
Cost: $6/child, $5/member, adults are free

What makes an owl a great nocturnal predator? Meet a few of LSNC’s resident owls to find out! Following a visit from our nocturnal raptors, we will dissect real owl pellets to find out what they are eating and why.

Registration is required - Register for this event online, or call 734-997-1553.

This program is discounted for all LSNC Members - membership is $50 annually, and includes your entire immediate family. Become a member now, or read more about benefits here.