International Vulture Awareness Day - Saturday 3 September 2016

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Hawk Mountain Sanctuary

CountryUnited States
Activities on the dayCelebrate the importance of vultures with a FREE LIVE vulture program courtesy of Red Creek Wildlife Center at noon, vulture activities for children, and information on our own long-term research on this social, graceful and, incredibly sanitary scavenging raptor. Join Director of Conservation Science Dr. Keith Bildstein to learn more about Hawk Mountain studies on the movements of vultures and the important role they play in natural and human-dominated ecosystems at 5:30 PM in the Visitor Center Wings of Wonder Gallery. Hawk Mountain’s International Vulture Awareness Day celebration also includes the official opening of new trail-side gallery featuring life-size, in-flight silhouettes of 7 of the world’s 22 species of vultures and condors, including four New World species (Turkey Vulture, Black Vulture, Andean Condor, and California Condor); and three Old World species (Hooded Vulture, Griffon Vulture, and Egyptian Vulture). The gallery can be seen along the ADA approved Silhouette Trail which meanders through Hawk Mountain’s ridge-top forest between the Trail Head and South Lookout. The commissioned metal silhouettes will remain in place through December. A brochure describing the species involved will be available at the Sanctuary’s trail-head.
ContactRachel Iola Spagnola, M.S., Ecological Education

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