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News & Events

We frequently participate in public events which are excellent opportunities to meet our Educational Ambassadors.

Throughout the year BRC runs a schedule of educational programs at our outdoor classroom and offsite at schools and with community groups. To learn more about how you can schedule a program, please contact us.

Join us for —
2nd Annual Festival of Feathers!

Saturday, April 26, 11am-4pm (free)

Guests will be wowed by opportunities for up-close encounters with the Center’s resident birds of prey, which will include a variety of owls, falcons and hawks. Kids of all ages will enjoy a selection of fun and educational activities. Appetizers, snacks, desserts and wines representing Sonoma County’s finest will be available. A silent auction and raffle with items and services offered by wonderful local artists and businesses will be offered.

For gardeners, birders and more
Spring Garden Tour with Maile Arnold

Saturday, June 7: One morning tour and one afternoon tour

Three gardens are included in each tour; those of Maile Arnold, Nancy Bauer and Art Slater (Both Art and Maile are on the Center’s Board of Directors). Pre-registration is required as tour sizes are limited: $20. Signup at the admissions desk at BRC. Tour directions will be provided.

Save the Dates! —
The Wild Birds of Northern California 2014 Lecture Series. 
Four evenings. Four presentations by four regional experts.

7pm sharp on the following four Fridays:
September 12, 19, 26, October 3

At Church of the Roses
2500 Patio Court, Santa Rosa (Patio Ct. and Hahman Dr. in Montgomery Village)

The lectures are free and open to the public (donation requested).

Sept 12  Feathers and Bones, with Dave Lukas, Naturalist and Bird Guidebook Author   [lukasguides.com]

Sept 18  Identifying Birds of Prey with Larry Broderick, West County Hawk Watch [westcountyhawkwatch.blogspot.com]

Sept 26  Songbirds of Sonoma County, with Veronica Bowers, Native Songbird Care and Conservation [nativesongbirdcare.org]

Oct 3  Owls of Northern California, with with Paul Bannick, author of The Owl and The Woodpecker   [paulbannick.com]


• Google Map for location and directions.

Note: Attendance is mandatory for all those interested in attending the Raptor Education Program classes to learn to handle The Bird Rescue Center’s resident raptors. Contact the Center at 523-2473 for more info.