Raptors land in Vail Friday | VailDaily.com

Raptors land in Vail Friday

Vail Daily staff report
Vail, CO Colorado

VAIL, Colorado – Vail, Colorado’s guests and residents have an opportunity to see some of the planet’s most magnificent birds during the new Raptor Rendezvous program in Lionshead from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. each Friday beginning this week and through Aug. 21.

Each free, two-hour program is run by the Denver-based Raptor Education Foundation, which will display eagles, hawks, falcons and owls on the grassy lawn in the Lionshead Mall at the top of the stairs of Vail Square and adjacent to Vail Bike Tech.

Spectators are asked to leave their dogs at home.

“The raptors in the Foundation’s care are permanently impaired, unable to survive any longer in the wild and have found a new role as educators,” said Peter Reshetniak, of the Raptor Education Foundation. “This free program will inspire as visitors and guests watch how these amazing creatures act as nature’s ambassadors by connecting us back to nature.”

The new program is being brought to Vail via a partnership between the Lionshead Merchants Association and Vail Nature Center/Vail Recreation District as part of Lionshead’s Family Friday Afternoon Club.

For more information on the raptor foundation, visit http://www.usaref.org.

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