Take flight at program featuring raptors

Birds-in-flight raptor programs will be presented five times this fall by the Southeast Raptor Center at Auburn University.

"We will free-fly a variety of birds over the crowds from our flight towers," said Marianne Murphy, education specialist. "It's a very entertaining and educational show." Guests will see birds such as hawks and falcons, as well as one of the Auburn eagles. The program is entitled "Football, Fans and Feathers" and each will be presented on a Friday preceding an Auburn football game.

The shows are scheduled for Sept. 14, Sept. 21, Oct. 5, Oct. 26 and Nov. 23.

Tickets will be available for $5 each at the raptor center gate . No cash can be accepted. Checks must be made payable to the Southeast Raptor Center. Children under three years of age get in free.

For more information, call 334-844-6943.

The center, part of the College of Veterinary Medicine has a mission of rehabilitating injured or orphaned raptors. Anyone wishing to report an injured raptor should call 334-844-6347.