AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Southeastern Raptor Center asks, “Whoo Loves You?” by offering a unique Valentine gift package for auction.
In addition to the opportunity to name its newest resident, an Eastern screech owl, the Valentine’s Day gift package will include a private tour of the education center to meet raptor center residents including Nova, Spirit and Tiger along with a photo and certificate.
The auction is open now and will close Feb. 13. To bid, go to http://www.onlineauction.com/auction/1865544.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – An Auburn University alumnus had the winning bid in the online auction of War Eagle VII’s jesses and a lure used during the pregame eagle flight at the epic 2013 Iron Bowl.
Bill Nelson of Birmingham bid $12,600 to benefit the College of Veterinary Medicine’s Southeastern Raptor Center to own what he described as “certainly one of the best pieces of sports memorabilia Auburn has to offer.” The 1970 Auburn College of Engineering graduate said the eagle pregame flight is one of his favorite gameday traditions.
An auction opened Dec. 11 for the jesses and lure used by Nova, War Eagle VII, at the Auburn-Georgia football game. Fans can place bids at the auction site, www.getluredin.com. The auction will close Monday, Dec. 16.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – Auburn University’s Southeastern Raptor Center will begin a live online auction of one-of-a-kind jesses and lures handcrafted especially for the Auburn eagle’s gameday flight to support the center’s mission of rehabilitation, education and conservation.
Fans will be able to place bids at the auction site, www.getluredin.com, beginning Friday, Nov. 22, for jesses and the lure to be used on the eagle during the Nov. 30 pregame flight for the Auburn-Alabama game, set for a nationally televised audience on CBS. Fans can go to the website and bid from 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 22, until 11 a.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4.
Following the close of that auction, jesses and lures from other 2013 home games will be auctioned on the same site.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Southeastern Raptor Center will release two red-tailed hawks on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 4 p.m. during Storybook Farm’s Fall Festival in Opelika.
The two red-tailed hawks – one immature with minor soft tissue wounds and the other, an adult which also suffered from soft issue wounds as well as a fungal infection – were treated by staff at the Southeastern Raptor Center, a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – A collaborative effort between Auburn University and construction professionals will allow visitors to the Southeastern Raptor Center to have better and safer viewing of birds of prey from an environmentally friendly walkway.
Students in a Structures III class taught by Michael Hein, a professor in the McWhorter School of Building Science, working with Auburn Facilities Division and private contractors, prepared the site and placed the more than 300 linear feet of pervious concrete – a material that supports load while it allows water to pass through and reduces the environmental effects of stormwater runoff.
AUBURN UNIVERSITY – The Southeastern Raptor Center in Auburn University’s College of Veterinary Medicine will release a bald eagle back into the wild at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 11, at the E.W. Shell Fisheries Center on North College Street in Auburn. The event is open to the public.
Visitors should use the main entrance to the Fisheries Center, located across the street from Tivoli Subdivision, and park in the designated area. Raptor center volunteers will direct parking.