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Various species of live hawks and owls will accompany Audubon Sharon Staff to demonstrate their beauty, power and connection with the natural world. Similarities and differences of these amazing birds of prey will be discussed and several props will also be on hand for viewing. Through this program, the audience will understand why raptors and their environment should continue to be protected and respected.

Audubon Sharon is currently home to over 11 different species of birds of prey, including Red-tailed Hawks, Great Horned Owls, Eastern Screech Owls, American Kestrels, Turkey Vultures and more. All of the resident education birds are non-releasable birds of prey who are no longer able to survive in the wild due to some type of human interference such as gun shot wounds and being struck by cars. The birds are ambassadors of their species and travel with Audubon Sharon Staff to educate people about the importance of these predators.

Audubon Sharon is located on Route 4 in Sharon, CT and is open to the public year round. Visitors can view the birds in their large, outside aviaries, learn about the live resident reptiles, insects and other animals in the Nature Center, visit the Nature Store gift shop, or hike any of the 11 miles of trails. More information about the Center and Sanctuary can be found on the website www.sharon.audubon.org or on Facebook.

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