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The raptors are coming: Live birds of prey at Allen Brooks Nature Centre

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May 16, 2016 - 7:00 PM

VERNON - Experience a thrilling encounter with some of nature’s most amazing predators with the launch of Raptor Weeks at the Allan Brooks Nature Centre (ABNC).

An unforgettable and unique experience for families and corporate teams alike, this adventure course with themes of conservation is sure to be a hit in the Okanagan.

Admire free-flight demonstrations atop the ABNC rocky knoll during June, August and September. Those in attendance will be thrilled by the unique ways each Raptor species acts in the grasslands. Can’t get enough? Book a Close Encounter, a 1.25 hour program which allows participants to get up close and personal with several different birds of prey including owls, hawks and falcons. Learn about the conservation issues they face and how we can help.

"The Okanagan region, especially within the grasslands where the nature centre occurs, has some of the highest diversity of birds of prey species in all of Canada" said Aaron Deans, Executive Director at ABNC. "Being on the migratory pathway of over 30 species of raptors provides great viewing opportunities year-round. Expanding our programming to include up close encounters with these amazing birds is a great fit."

Tickets are now available for morning and afternoon programs from June 13-18, August 16-20 and September 20-24. For program details and pricing please visit Though children will be in awe of the birds these unique and engaging opportunities are also available to corporate teams looking for team building, employee appreciation incentives or business development.

These new programs are offered in collaboration with The Raptors of Duncan, BC whose flying demonstrations and interactive programs have long been praised as being standard for bird care and health. “We are thrilled to bring our raptors to ABNC, our goal is to get people closer to these incredible birds and the ABNC is such a perfect location for our birds to soar” says Robyn Radcliffe, Operations Manager of The Raptors. “We are all about inspiring awe for all wildlife - what better way to create a connection between people and nature than to get closer to these beautiful and fierce predators of the sky?”

From the Raptors: Our engaging nature programs help shape a future where people value and protect nature and the human footprint on our natural habitats is minimized. To reach this, our mission is to promote discovery and understanding of birds of prey and the natural world by connecting people with nature through creating adventure and compelling, interactive interpretation of birds of prey and other wildlife.

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