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Photography Day at the Center for Birds of Prey

When: Second Sunday of every month. Continues through Dec. 8 2013

Ever wanted to photograph freedom? Well, now you can — or at least the American symbol for it. On Sunday, the Center for Birds of Prey will host a photography day for photographers of all skill levels on their campus from 8 to 11 a.m. Thirty people will get the chance to watch and capture photos of resident birds such as bald eagles, peregrine falcons, and various types of hawks and owls. Ten to 15 birds are used in each demonstration, and the species will be different each session, depending on the birds’ temperament that day. This unique opportunity has allowed visitors to see wild animals in their natural habitat, something that administrative coordinator for the Center, Kara Viacrucis, stresses. “You have to remember that these birds are not domesticated. We think it is important for them to hold onto their wild characteristics,” she says. Some birds will be tethered but many will be flying around the campus for action shots. After the demonstration, photographers and observers can stay until 5 p.m. and experience all 120 birds on site. The event will continue on the second Sunday of each month through December.

Amanda Merritt

Price: $45/photographer

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