WCS's Bronx Zoo Debuts "Nature's Air Show"

Barn Owl Photo
This Barn Owl is an extremely silent flyer. It and several other birds of prey can be seen at the WCS's Bronx Zoo "Nature's Air Show." The show runs the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Golden Eagle Photo
With a wingspan over 6 feet, this Golden Eagle will be hard to miss at the WCS's Bronx Zoo "Nature's Air Show." The show runs the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Harris Hawk Photo
This Harris Hawk and several other birds of prey can be seen at the WCS's Bronx Zoo "Nature's Air Show." The show runs the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS
Spectacled Owl Photo
This large, tropical Spectacled Owl is typically nocturnal, but it and several other birds of prey can be seen at the WCS's Bronx Zoo "Nature's Air Show." The show runs the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.
Julie Larsen Maher ©WCS

Birds Take Over WCS's Bronx Zoo All September

New York, N.Y. (September 11, 2009)- The Wildlife Conservation Society's Bronx Zoo is debuting a brand new educational Birds of Prey flying show the weekends of September 12/13, 19/20, and 26/27.

Eagles, hawks, falcons, and vultures will be a part of the presentation during this special three-weekend event in the Bronx Zoo's Astor Court.

Following the show, there will be an up-close viewing of these raptors. Presenters will be on hand to chat with visitors about their favorite fliers, their habitats, feeding, migration, and their role in the ecosystem.

Also, as part of the experience, visitors will be able to:

  • Create environmentally safe crafts such as recycled bird feeders to take home and help the birds in their own backyards.
  • See the world from a bird's-eye-view by trying out different types of beak-like tools, playing the migration game, and building their own nests.
  • Attend a Wildlife Theater performance - The Great Migration Adventure.
  • And a variety of other educational activities.

This special bird show is being presented by the Hawk Creek Wildlife Center as part of bird month at the zoo.

Show times for the event are 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm.

Special Note to the Media: Video is available upon request.


The Bronx Zoo is open daily from 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., 5:30 p.m. on weekends and holidays through November 2, 2009. Adult admission is $15, children (3-12 years old) $11, children under 3 are free, seniors (65+) are $13. Parking is $12 for cars and $16 for buses. The Bronx Zoo is conveniently located off the Bronx River Parkway at Exit 6; by train via the #2 or #5 or by bus via the #9, #12, #19, #22, MetroNorth, or BxM11 Express Bus service (from Manhattan that stops just outside the gate.) To plan your trip, visit www.bronxzoo.com or call 718-367-1010.


The Wildlife Conservation Society saves wildlife and wild places worldwide. We do so through science, global conservation, education and the management of the world's largest system of urban wildlife parks, led by the flagship Bronx Zoo. Together these activities change attitudes towards nature and help people imagine wildlife and humans living in harmony. WCS is committed to this mission because it is essential to the integrity of life on Earth.


Contact

Maggie Seidel-718-220-5182; mseidel@wcs.org
Steve Fairchild-718-220-5189; sfairchild@wcx.org

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