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Xtreme Raptor Day

Saturday, November 4, 2023 | 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

$15 – $18

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Tickets are available for purchase at the Welcome Booth! 

Join us for our annual raptor festival that celebrates these powerful hunters of the sky. This unique event is held throughout the Center and offers unforgettable encounters! You will meet our resident raptors up close – including owls, hawks, falcons, and eagles. You will learn about each species including their lifestyle habits and habitats. Stations throughout the grounds will provide interactive and educational experiences for you and your guests. Learn about conservation, how to nurture and support birds around your own home, and enjoy bird-themed crafts and activities. Sign up to have your picture taken with your favorite raptor! This special event supports our Raptor Program and the resident birds in our care. 

Online Auction & Adopt-Them-All

Whether or not you attend the event, you can join in on the fun and help our cause by browsing and bidding on auction items now! Participate in our Adopt-Them-All Campaign by sponsoring your favorite bird from our Raptor Program. Purchase a Meet & Greet with a raptor or bid on unique experiences and items by local artists!

Scheduled Activities

  • Talon Quest Adventure Hike  | 10:00am – 4:00pm
    The main way to see our birds! Use your Xtreme Passport to follow clues to discover Schlitz Audubon’s resident Raptors on our trails!
  • Eagle Meet & Greet | Valkyrie | 10:30am – 12:00pm  
  • Photo with a Raptor  | Onsite registration required  | 10:30am – 3:45pm (details below)
  • Raptor Shows  | 11:00am – 11:30am | 1:00pm – 1:30pm | 2:30pm – 3:00pm 
  • Eagle Meet & Greet | Glory | 1:30pm – 3:00pm  

Ongoing Activities Throughout the Day 

  • Learn about raptor banding with biologist Bill Stout
  • Make your own window decals to protect backyard birds
  • Vulture Culture: explore the importance of vultures around the world
  • Dissect owl pellets
  • Build an eagle’s nest
  • Show off your artistic skills by adding to our bird chalk mural
  • Explore the intricacies and importance of feathers
  • and more! 

Photo Shoot Schedule

Space is limited. Please register early in Great Hall to guarantee a spot! You may have more than one person in your photos!
$15 per photo | *Bald Eagle $30/photo 

  • Gimli Eastern Screech Owl | 10:30am – 11:00am 
  • Perseus Barred Owl | 11:00am – 11:30am 
  • Otis Peregrine Falcon | 11:30am – 12:00pm 
  • Sky Walker Red-tailed Hawk | 1:00pm – 1:30pm  
  • Zari Great Horned Owl | 1:30pm – 2:00pm 
  • Atlas Red-shouldered Hawk | 2:00pm – 2:30pm 
  • Willow Northern Saw-whet Owl | 2:30pm – 3:00pm 
  • *Valkyrie Bald Eagle | 3:00pm – 3:45pm  

Food trucks Pina Mexican Eats and Tots on the Street will be on hand with food for purchase. 

This event will take place indoors and outdoors, rain or shine. 

Adult: $18 per person | Youth (3-17): $15 per person | Children 2 & under are free – no ticket needed

Please note: On this day, the Center is only open for this event.


Saturday, November 4, 2023
10:00 am - 4:00 pm
$15 – $18
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