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Saturday, April 13, 2013


Sunday, April 14, 2013
Discovery Place in downtown Charlotte presents an "Avian Adventure" from 2 - 4 p.m.

(Information directly from Discovery Place site:)
Learn all you ever wanted to know about birds with presentations from regional experts, live animal encounters, crafts and more.

You'll get the chance to examine bird nests, bird mounts and eggs from Discovery Place's own collection. Kids can combine feathers and fun to make their very own bird craft to take home. No feeding required!

Exhibits also include:

Carolina Raptor Center (CRC)
Meet a resident raptor and talk with rehabilitators and veterinary staff. Find out how CRC is dedicated to environmental stewardship and the conservation of birds of prey through education, research, and the rehabilitation of injured and orphaned raptors.

Mecklenburg Audubon Society
All about birds: what to look for in different seasons, where to look for specific birds, bird migration, what to feed specific birds at feeders, how to use binoculars, birding etiquette, and citizen science projects.

Habitat and Wildlife Keepers (HAWK)
HAWK is a chapter of the NC Wildlife Federation. Learn how to attract back yard birds by providing food, water, shelter and places to raise young. 

Companion Parrots Re-homed (CPR)
Although companion parrots may be domestic they are not domesticated. Get a bird’s eye view with a parrot and learn about their wild side. 

Wing Haven Gardens & Bird Sanctuary
Over the years many species of birds have been spotted in the garden. Come hear about the birds that visitors at Wing Haven are most likely to see and learn how you might attract them to your garden.

Do Chickens Have Fur?
Meet Silkie Chickens who have fur-like feathers. Get to know Katie Anderson who breeds these unique chickens and find out about raising back yard chickens and harvesting eggs. 

Christopher Baldwin, Educator/Naturalist
Skulls, beaks and talons, oh my! Why do some birds eat seeds and other birds eat meat? Learn how the dietary preference of a bird maps to the shape and function of its beak.

Charlotte Nature Museum
Everybody loves babies! See baby quail and find out about the multitude of birding experiences at Charlotte Nature Museum. 

Birdhouse on the Greenway
Not all nest boxes are the same. Find out why one size does not fit all. Also, learn to match the right feed with the right bird.

Carolina Waterfowl Rescue (CWR)
Carolina Waterfowl Rescue is a non-profit wildlife rescue run by federally-licensed migratory bird rehabilitators specializing in waterfowl. CWR treats more than 2,000 birds a year.

Join us for two short presentations:
2:30 p.m. - Case Studies from a Regional Avian Medical/Surgical Referral Center. Presented by Carolina Raptor Center 
3:15 p.m. - What’s For Dinner? Set up a buffet in your yard designed to entice specific birds and discourage unwanted pests. Presented by Debbie Foster, Habitat & Wildlife Keepers

FREE admission to event; parking not included.
Please park on Level 3 of the Discovery Place Parking Deck.

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