Misunderstood birds get the attention they deserve on 'International Vulture Awareness Day'

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On Saturday September 5, the Center for Birds of Prey will participate in the International Vulture Awareness Day by providing various special activities from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at their location in Awendaw, SC.

The Center educators will provide a variety of vulture-centric programs and activities for all ages including the interactive 'Scavengers and Thieves' walking tour and vulture flight demonstrations. Other special programming includes 'Identifying SC Vultures in Flight' and 'Vultures in Crisis' and a visit to The Vulture Restaurant the feeding area where animal control officers routinely bring deer and other animals that are killed on the roadways. The Center will also debut a pair of Yellow-headed vulture chicks, their newest vultures.

The cost will be $12 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-18) and free for children under six accompanied by a parent or guardian. No dogs are allowed on the property. Free parking is available.

The Center for Birds of Prey is located at 4872 Seewee Road.