Live birds will soar freely through a William Woods University gymnasium later this month, when the WWU Biology Club hosts an event designed to educate the audience about birds of prey.
“Reaching Out for Raptors/Raptor Awareness” will be held at 8 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Anderson Arena of the Helen Stephens Sports Complex. The event, which is free and open to the public, will be presented by the World Bird Sanctuary.
A speaker representing the World Bird Sanctuary will discuss different birds of prey and their history, and tell how to identify them in the wild. The audience can expect to see falcons, owls, hawks and vultures, with some birds flying freely throughout the event.
The World Bird Sanctuary is an organization dedicated to securing the future of threatened bird species in their natural environment. Located in Valley Park, Mo., the organization fulfills this goal with education, propagation, field studies and rehabilitation.