TUNKHANNOCK — Bill Streeter, executive director of the Delaware Valley Raptor Center, will present Close Encounters with Birds of Prey at 11 a.m. Saturday, July 9 at the Dietrich Theater.
The free program, sponsored by the Overlook Estate Foundation, is a special pre-event the week before River Day the following Saturday, July 23, at Riverside Park.
Using five or six live raptors, Streeter will introduce the audience to the world of birds of prey. The audience will experience hawks, falcons, owls, and eagles up close, while gaining an understanding of a variety of ecological concepts.
Streeter has more than 30 years of experience as a raptor rehabilitator, falconer, and educator. He has a B.A. in biology and an M.S. in zoology and has completed Tufts University Veterinary School’s Leadership Program in Wildlife Medicine and Rehabilitation.
The Delaware Valley Raptor Center has been promoting conservation of raptors (hawks, falcons, owls, eagles and vultures) since 1987. Their programs showcasing their birds have captivated audiences in schools, libraries, festivals, and many other venues.
Free tickets for the event can be reserved by calling 570-996-1500. They will also be available at the door as long as they last.