Raptor Rhapsody

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October 1, 2, and 3, 2010

A celebration of birds, habitat, and conservation.

Come face to face with live birds of prey, meet historical characters and hear their tales of conservation and discovery.

Numerous special programs and activities are sure to enlighten and inspire. The event will feature demonstrations, music, guided walks, and special activities for kids and kids at heart!

 
Red tailed hawk with wings spread
Winged wonders will abound at Raptor Rhapsody!

Eyes will be turned skyward at the Pinnacle Overlook in Cumberland Gap National Historical Park as birding enthusiasts and others watch winged wonders surfing in the thermals and performing spectacular aerial maneuvers during their southern annual fall migration.

 

Program Schedule

Friday, October 1

9:00 AM Outdoor Exhibit Area Opens

10:00 AM Live Birds of Prey Outdoor Stage

10:30 AM The Unhuggables, Animals That Nobody Loves Auditorium

11:00 AM Face to Face with Rachel Carson Outdoor Stage

11:30 AM Tales of Conservation with John Muir Auditorium

12:00 PM Music by Half Runners Outdoor Stage

12:30 PM Birds and Art Auditorium

1:00 PM Adventures with John James Audubon Outdoor Stage

1:30 PM Raptor Migration and Management in an Urban Area Auditorium

2:00 PM Live Birds of Prey Outdoor Stage

2:30 PM High in the Treetops, Cerulean Warblers Auditorium

3:00 PM Music by Half Runners Outdoor Stage

3:30 PM Conserving the Nature of America Auditorium

4:00 PM Outdoor Exhibit Area Closes

7:00 PM Adventures with John James Audubon at
Pine Mountain State Resort Park

8:00 PM Raptor Identification at Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Saturday, October 2

7:00 AM Morning Bird Walk Meet at Visitor Center

8:30 AM Photography in the Field Meet at Visitor Center

9:00 AM Outdoor Exhibit Area Opens

10:00 AM Hawk Watch Until 2:00 PM at Pinnacle Overlook

10:00 AM Live Birds of Prey Outdoor Stage

10:30 AM Counting Birds Auditorium

11:00 AM Adventures with John James Audubon Outdoor Stage

11:30 AM Blue Jewel, Florida's Scrub Jay Auditorium

12:00 PM Music by Half Runners Outdoor Stage

12:30 PM Birds and Art Auditorium

1:00 PM Face to Face with Rachel Carson Outdoor Stage

1:30 PM Birds of the Central Appalachians Auditorium

2:00 PM Live Birds of Prey Outdoor Stage

2:30 PM A Close Look at the Sharp Shinned Hawk Auditorium

3:00 PM Music by Half Runners Outdoor Stage

3:30 PM Tales of Conservation with John Muir Auditorium

4:00 PM Outdoor Exhibit Area Closes

7:00 PM Raptor Management in Urban Areas at
Pine Mountain State Resort Park

8:00 PM Live Birds of Prey at Pine Mountain State Resort Park

Sunday, October 3

7:00 AM Morning Bird Walk Meet at Visitor Center

9:00 AM Outdoor Exhibit Area Opens

10:00 AM Music by Half Runners Outdoor Stage

11:00 AM Live Birds of Prey Outdoor Stage

12:00 PM Adventures with John James Audubon Outdoor Stage

12:30 PM Birds and Art Auditorium

1:00 PM Face to Face With Rachel Carson Outdoor Stage

1:30 PM Have to Have a Habitat, Wildlife in Your Backyard Auditorium

2:00 PM Live Birds of Prey Outdoor Stage

3:00 PM Music by Half Runners Outdoor Stage

4:00 PM Outdoor Exhibit Area Closes

 
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Outdoor Exhibits

1. Live Birds of Prey

2. Kid's Corner

3. Live Birds of Prey

4. Bird Activities

5. Friends of Cumberland Gap National Historical Park

6. In Flight—a Resource Area for Teachers and Parents

7. Wood Carving Demonstrations

8. Naturalist, Storyteller, and Humorist David Stokes

9. Lewis and Clark

10. National Park Service—Science in the National Parks

11. Lewis and Clark

12. National Park Service—Science in the National Parks

13. Birds and Art with Artist Vickie Henderson

14. National Wild Turkey Federation

15. Kentucky Reptile Zoo

16. Clinch River Raptor Center (Saturday only)

17. Kentucky Department of Fish and Wildlife

18. Quilts of Nature

19. Wild Birds Unlimited, Attracting Birds to Your Backyard

20. Hummingbirds, Nature's Little Helicopters

21. Native Plants

22. Going Batty

23. Wilderness Road Outfitters

24. Live Birds of Prey, Southwestern High School (Saturday only)

Last updated: April 14, 2015

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Mailing Address:

91 Bartlett Park Road
Middlesboro, KY 40965

Phone:

(606) 248-2817

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