Meet Audubon’s New Birds of Prey

Photo courtesy Audubon Community Nature Center.

JAMESTOWN, N.Y. – The Audubon Community Nature Center has a pair of new birds of prey – Cricket, an American Kestrel and Soren, a red-tailed hawk, and is inviting the public to come to see and learn all about them.

On Saturday, Nov. 5, from 10 to 11 a.m., those interested can learn about these birds of prey that now call Audubon home. Cricket and Soren are housed in the recently completed Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. They are being trained “on the glove” so that visitors can get a close-up look at them.

Explore the amazing adaptations that helped them survive in the wild and hear the stories of how they came to live at Audubon. Those attending can also test their against the talons of an eagle, experiment to “see” like a kestrel and compare their wingspan to hawks and other birds in this one-hour program.

The cost is $8, $6 for Nature Center members and children 3 to 15, free for 2 and under. Reservations are appreciated by calling 716-569-2345 or through “Programs and Events” at Walk-ins are welcome.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown and Warren. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 to 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.