BirdFest Texoma is bringing The Raptor Project to Hagerman National Wildlife Refuge for outdoor presentations to the public, free of charge, on Saturday, May 4, and Sunday, May 5. The Raptor Project is an extraordinary array of 36 live birds of prey, eagles, hawks, falcons and owls that have won the rapt attention of audiences throughout the nation.
The shows will be at 10 am, 1 pm and 3 pm on Saturday, May 4, and 1 pm and 3 pm on Sunday, May 5, all at the Refuge, located at 6465 Refuge Road, Sherman. No registration is required for the event. Presenting almost 1000 educational programs to over 10 million people annually, The Raptor Project leads the way in outstanding, top quality, professional wildlife education.
The Raptor Project founders, Jonathan and Susan Wood, have assembled a traveling bird show unmatched anywhere in the world. Many of the birds in The Raptor Project have permanent handicaps and have been donated to this project by wildlife centers around the country because they could not be re-introduced to the wild. Some faced euthanization and now have been tamed and trained to educate the public as ambassadors of their species and the environments they inhabit.
BirdFest Texoma will also offer a variety of field trips, nature walks, talks, photography and youth events, May 3 – 5. For more information and to register in advance where required, see www.birdfesttexoma.orgor contact the Refuge, 903 786 2826.