CURRENT AND UPCOMING EVENTS
select Thursdays in August • 7:00pm – 8:30pm
at World Bird Sanctuary Amphitheater • Admission is FREE! Sponsored by Ameren – Missouri.
Join us for our 2017 Birds in Concert series this summer! Different performers each night. Live birds and free-flight demonstrations accompany musical selections. Pack a picnic to enhance the magic of our outdoor amphitheater. Games and giveaways from Whole Foods Market and St. Louis Sprout and About. Learn more about Birds in Concert here
2017 Summer Performances
Thursday, August 3, 2017: a full evening of The Raptor Project
Thursday, August 10, 2017: The Raptor Project followed by Javier Mendoza
Thursday, August 17, 2017: Babaloo! followed by The Raptor Project
Thursday, August 24, 2017: The Raptor Project followed by Aaron Burlbaw of Acoustik Element
August 21, 2017 at World Bird Sanctuary • Reservations Required: call (636) 225-4390
Gates Open at 9:00am • at 10:00 enjoy a fun program featuring flying raptors
Eclipse begins around 11:00am and will be full around 1:00pm
Cost: Free for WBS Members • $10.00 for adults • $5.00 for ages 12 and under
School Classes: $5.00 per child • teachers are free with class of 20+ kids
Cost includes viewing glasses, a live bird program, literature, a perfect view of the eclipse, photo ops with birds of prey and a STEM Worksheet to record your observations to discuss later with your class or family! Snacks & drinks available for purchase from the “Peregrine Cafe.”
every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day • 11:30am and 2:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary Amphitheater • Admission is FREE! • Sponsored by Ameren – Missouri.
Exciting and individually unique shows presented by our Naturalists who will share fascinating information about a variety of our birds, mammals and reptiles.Learn about the amazing animals that share our planet and what you can do to help them survive. During each 25 minute presentation you’ll get to meet some of the animals that call WBS home and even see some fly!
first and third Thursdays from June 1st through September 1st • 8:00am – 11:00am
at World Bird Sanctuary • meet by the Environmental Education Center
Watch our field studies crew catch, band and release song birds on site as part of the World Bird Sanctuary Songbird Population Study! Join the World Bird Sanctuary Field Studies Team for a bird banding demonstration which includes: capturing birds in mist nets, extracting birds from nets, banding (placing an aluminum anklet with a unique ID number) and recording scientific data (height, weight, tail length, etc.). All information collected helps songbirds nationwide as part of the World Bird Sanctuary Songbird Population Study and the MAPS National Program on Songbird Study. We start at 8:00am with setting up the mist nets and getting the banding station set up to measure, record data, band the birds captured. You may even get to release the bird back into the wild!
May through October
at World Bird Sanctuary’s Olga Reyes Memorial Library • Cost is FREE!
Come join us for a special adventure every Wednesday and Saturday at 10:30 and 1:00 for “Story Time with Bob”! Whooo knows where Bob will take us each week…a squishy swamp…an ivy-covered castle…or a enchanted forest…all we know is that it’s sure to involve birds and be super fun! Each half hour will include a story and music. Come on down to the library on our display line and see what this week’s adventure will be! Each program lasts about 30 minutes and has both stories and songs.
every Saturday and Sunday • 9:00am
Meet across from the Wildlife Hospital or catch up with the walk on your own • Admission is FREE!
Have you ever wondered? What do the birds eat? Where does the food come from? Where did these birds come from? Join one of our keepers as they do the morning feeding on our exhibit line, and learn about what we feed the birds, where they come from, and a little bit about the individual birds that you will meet!
YEAR ROUND EVENTS
To Be Rescheduled
10am-4pm • Admission and Parking are FREE!
A two-day, two-venue event with the purpose of educating the public about the importance of bats to our ecosystems and what we can do to help them. Exhibits and presentations by Missouri State Park,s Missouri Bat Census, Missouri Department of Conservation and Missouri Department of Natural Resources.
Learn more about Midwest Bat Fest here
September 24, 2016 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE! Sponsored by Ameren – Missouri.
Join us as we celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups around the world. Flight shows, special vulture exhibits including our resident Andean Condor, Dorothy, kids activities, gifts and souvenirs!
3rd Weekend in October • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE! Sponsored by Ameren – Missouri.
Learn all about World Bird Sanctuary and the work that we do to save threatened bird species and their habitats! Behind-the-scenes tours of our breeding barn, animal and behavioral training center and wildlife hospital, which are normally closed to the public.
4-Day Workshop November 2-5, 2017 • Where: at Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Fenton
This intensive 4-day workshop will cover many topics including: Establishing your own program – permits, insurance, facilities, staff & volunteers; working with and training your bird – manning and positive reinforcement, desensitizing; choosing the correct species to work with; transportation – crates, permits, driving, flying, shipping; housing – mews, jumpboxes, A-frames, flight cages, climate, hotwire, substrates; perch types – bow, platform, screen, etc. – which perch works best for what species; diets – food types, frozen vs. live, storage, prep, vitamins; training your birds for flying – weight management, base weights, target weights, flyer food. Click here for more information
December 2017 • 10:00am – 2:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary
Cost: Free Admission and Parking • Photos with Santa and Bird $8 each
Join us for FREE hot chocolate, treats, sing-a-long & gingerbread house building. Don’t miss out on a photo with our Woodlands Santa Claus & bird for just $8.
Join us for Eagle Days in several locations in Missouri and Illinois during the months of January and February. World Bird Sanctuary’s Eagle Days will feature free education programs including a Bald Eagle and your questions answered by our knowledgeable staff and volunteers.
TBA: 2018 6pm – 10pm at Doubletree St. Louis Hotel in Chesterfield | Cocktail Attire
You are invited to our annual 2017 Fete du Feather Gala and Auction and support World Bird Sanctuary’s mission to preserve, protect and inspire. This special evening includes live animals, live entertainment, dinner, dancing and an auction. All proceeds from Fete du Feather provide care for all of our animals and support educational outreach programs and research efforts to ensure bird species survival globally.
select evenings from November – March • 7:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary
Cost: $15 per adult; $10 per child under 12. • Reservations Required
Come over to the dark side and meet those amazing birds that exist by moonlight. Owl Prowls offer an exciting opportunity to learn more about the amazing life of owls. Spend an evening with a WBS naturalist who will introduce you to live owls and their unique calls. Then, take an easy night hike through our grounds to try to call in a wild owl!
March • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE! Wish List Items Appreciated
Sponsored by Ameren – Missouri.
Celebrate eagles from around the world. Learn about eagles through our fun activities and presentations throughout the day. Be sure to bring your camera! World Eagle Day this year is even more exciting with the addition of new eagle programs.
April • 10:00am – 2:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Cost: $5 suggested donation (collected by Merkrow!)
Join us for our new exciting event called the Poke-HUNT!Starting with a LIVE Pokémon show in our amphitheater featuring: Braviary, Pidgeot, Mandibuzz, Noctowl, Rowlet, Talonflame and Merkrow! Following the show, there will be a Poke-HUNT where the kids will be able to search the grounds for their very own Pokémon characters – that they can keep! Limited number available, so first find, first keep (only one per finder). Special Pokemon-themed games (with prizes) will be offered immediately after the conclusion of the Poke-HUNT. Be sure to stop in our Nature Center and meet Sandshrew, Galvantula, Onix, Buneary, Torterra, Swoobat and Charmander, and don’t forget we have 3 Pokemon-GO gyms onsite along with 15 Pokemon-GO stops!
May • 8:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE!
In 2017, International Migratory Bird Day celebrates the importance of these habitats and encourages everyone to get involved in protecting these areas. Your own backyard may serve as a stopover site, especially if it provides the food, water, and shelter birds need, along with a haven that is safe from threats, such as free-roaming cats and pane glass. Join us this year as we Help Birds Along the Way!
May • Registration at 7:30am, Shot Gun Start at 9am at The Legends Golf Club in Eureka, MO
Cost: $125 per person or $450 per foursome includes: cart, gift bag, buffet lunch, free drinks on course and bird of prey photo ops
Birdies for Birds is a Scramble Golf Tournament with closest to the pin, longest drive, eagle for an eagle, awards ceremony, silent auction and raffle.
June • 9:00am – 2:30pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE! • sponsored by R.E.I. ST. LOUIS
Enjoy the outdoors with this family-friendly event and 3 different trails to suit your pace! Trails Day is a nationally coordinated event with the goal of connecting more people to the trails and outdoors. We hope to raise awareness about the benefits of trails and get more people outside! Learn more about National Trails Day here
October 21, 2017 • 10am-2pm at Lone Elk Park
World Bird Sanctuary Members and Adopt-A-Bird parents are invited to Camera Day to take close up photographs of our birds of prey perched in natural settings. Visitors can get up close without cage bars in the way. Species will rotate throughout the day and during the event, our Naturalists will free-fly a bird!
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Camp Sessions: July 2018 for ages 6-12 • 9am-4pm each day • Before and After Care Available
Are you ready for an exciting adventure? Come explore your wild side this summer at World Bird Sanctuary’s Eagle Adventure Camp for ages 6-12. Try new things, make new friends, and learn all about birds of prey! Campers will be participating in an array of educational, athletic, and artistic activities to strengthen their inner Eagle.
- WBS Events
- 2017 Solar Eclipse
- Amazing Animal Encounters
- Avian Training Workshop
- Bird Banding Demo Days
- Birdies for Birds Golf Tournament
- Birds in Concert
- Camera Day
- Christmas with the Birds
- Eagle Days
- Fete du Feather
- International Migratory Bird Day
- Keeper Chats
- Midwest Bat Fest
- National Trails Day
- Open House
- Owl Prowls
- Story Time with Bob
- Vulture Awareness Day
- World Eagle Day
- Planning an Event