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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.

Ornithology: An in-depth look at bird life, anatomy, and identification
Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Join Dea Amstrong, City of Ann Arbor Ornithologist and expert birder, and Francie Krawcke, Leslie Science & Nature Center Raptor Program Director, for this eight week ornithology class. Perfect for the beginner or intermediate birder, sessions will delve into anatomy and physiology, behavior, taxonomy, reproduction, vocalizations, and identification. Class consists of Thursday evening lectures from 7:00-9:00 p.m. and Saturday morning fieldtrips; field trip start times vary due to sunrise time and field trip destination. Sessions are 3/5, 3/7, 3/12, 3/14, 3/19, 3/21, 3/26, 3/28, 4/2, 4/11, 4/16, 4/18, 4/23, 4/25, 4/30, & 5/2. Space is limited, and preregistration is required.

Register for this event online or call 734-997-1553.