Meet Audubon’s new birds of prey, Nov. 5th

Submitted Photo On Saturday, Nov. 5, area residents can meet and learn about Audubon Community Nature Center’s newest residents, Cricket, the American Kestrel (pictured), and Soren, the Red-tailed Hawk

Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) invites area residents to meet their newest residents, Cricket, the American kestrel, and Soren, the red-tailed hawk.

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.

Cost is $8, $6 for Nature Center members and children 3 to 15, free 2 and under. Reservations are appreciated by calling 716-569-2345 or through “Programs and Events” at AudubonCNC.org. 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. Visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on Cricket and Soren, enjoy the natural play space and hike the six miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free. The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. 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.


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