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Raptor Fest at Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

  • Boyd Hill Nature Preserve

    1101 Country Club Way South, Saint Petersburg, FL (map)

    27.724398 -82.649124

  • Raptor Fest is being held on February 4, 2017 from 10 to 4. This should be a great photo op.
    Event Schedule
    Bird of Prey flight shows at the flight arena: 10:30 am, 12:00 pm, 1:00 pm, 2:30 pm
    Raptorial Dinosaur presentation in the nature center classroom: 11:00 am
    Wildlife rehabilitation presentation: 2:00 pm
    Story time and Vulture Rap at wildlife stage: 11:30 am and 2:00 pm
    Tram tours: every half hour from 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
    Owl Pellet Dissections at the Sensing Nature booth: (11:00 am–12:00 pm; 12:30–1:30 pm; 2:00–3:00 pm
    Food trucks
    Live animal encounters
    Children’s activities
    Tree climbing with Pathfinder Outdoor Education
    Trained raptors in free flight
    Live birds of prey in exhibits and presentations
    Photo ops with live birds
    Environmental exhibitors
    Free flight demonstrations by local falconers and EarthQuest, an organization that specializes in raptor education
    Rehabilitators from all over the state
    Exhibitors such as local Audubon Societies, Sierra Club, Clearwater Marine Aquarium and others
    Local artists display and sell their work
    This will be a busy event so we should meet up at the entrance at 9 am to beat the crowds.

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  • John B.

    Thanks. Sounds like a great event.

    November 29

  • Bryan

    The RaptorFest is a free event. Normal admission to the preserve is $3 as it is part of St. Petersburg Parks and Recreation. Parking lot shuttles are well organized. Be prepared for birds to be 3 feet from you ... perched on a gloved hand. Bring a snack and water and a telephoto lens. Bathrooms are in the entrance building.

    November 28

  • Donald W.

    I believe the fee is $3.

    November 28

  • John B.


    November 28

  • Shawn S.

    In case you didn't know, every day they bring out the Raptors, and walk them around. Usually around 3:30-4pm. They don't do this on Saturdays. They encourage photos during the walks.

    November 28

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