AUBURN – The Southeastern Raptor Center will release raptors into the wild Saturday, Aug. 20, at 9 a.m. at Storybook Farm, 300 Cusseta Rd. in Opelika. The release is open to the public.
“We will release kites or hawks,” said raptor rehabilitation specialist Liz Crandall. “We will also bring our educational red-tailed hawks and two black vultures.”
All birds used in programs are permanent residents that are non-releasable due to prior injuries or human imprinting. The Southeastern Raptor Center is part of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine. The center’s mission is to rehabilitate injured or orphaned raptors and to educate the public. Annually the center takes in between 200 and 275 birds of prey from across the Southeast.
Storybook Farm is an equine-assisted therapy center dedicated to children and young adults with terminal and serious illnesses, mental challenges, emotional trauma and grief issues.
For more information, call (334) 844-3698.