Topic: Texas Birds of Prey
When: February 15th, 2020 from 1:00-2:00
Where: Doeskin Ranch Pavilion
From owls to hawks, eagles to falcons, Texas is home to a wonderful variety of birds of prey. We typically focus on song birds in so many of our activities, we thought it would be interesting to spend some time learning about these amazing creatures.
To that end, we’ve invited an expert. Ed Sones, who also happens to be president of the Austin Area Wildlife Rehabilitation, Inc.. Ed is very passionate about his feathered friends, their plight and restoring them to the wild. He will be bringing some of these friends with him. These are birds that have been rehabilitated but that are not able to be released back into the wild.
Well respected in the wildlife rehabilitation and conservation communities in and around Austin, Ed is also an engaging speaker. Join us to learn more about birds of prey and see some of these fierce-some predators up close and personal.
AAWR is a public, 501(c)(3), nonprofit, all-volunteer organization operated by permitted rehabilitators and other animal lovers. Their areas of focus are wildlife rehabilitation, public education and conservation. AAWR serves as a resource for anyone who has found a sick, injured or orphaned wild animal, or has a question about nuisance wildlife or wildlife in general. Their licensed rehabilitators provide at-home care for wildlife in need, with the ultimate goal of releasing them back into their native habitats.
This event will be held in our new pavilion at Doeskin Ranch, rain or shine!
Please register for this event. Registration is open to everyone.
Map to Doeskin Ranch: https://friendsofbalcones.org/Maps
Suggestions for post adventure activities:
Hike some of the best trails in Central Texas at Doeskin Ranch before or after the Birds of Prey event.
If you want to explore the little town of Bertram, just north up 1174:
If you’re heading back to Austin on 1431:
- Lunch at Mambo Italiano – a delightful surprise to find Austin-quality Italian food in Bertram
- Arts and crafts – Mosaic Gardens – fused glass, jewelry, goat milk soap, mosaics, and other art from local artists
- Distillery – Flanigan’s Distillery – a fun tasting experience
- The Pecan guy – his pecan cake won the Texas-wide HEB cook off contest. He has a little coffee shop in the lobby of the Bertram library. (warning – it’s additive!)
- Lunch at Flat Creek Winery just down Singleton Bend Road, about half way to Lago Vista, wood fired pizza, salmon, risottos and pastas, a lovely view and some of the best wines in the hill country (they have the awards to prove it!) They also have a fun wine-theme gift shop and tasting room.