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Events

September 21, 2019 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Suggested Donation of $5 per person. Kids 10 and under free! ($20 per car cap)
Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.

Join us as we celebrate vultures with zoos and conservation groups around the world. Participate in fun activities, scavenger hunt, crafts and food. Family friendly. Click here for more information


Birdies for Birds Golf Tournament

October 10, 2019 • Registration at 12:00pm, Shot Gun Start at 1:00pm at The Legends Golf Club in Eureka, MO
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. Dinner included.
Click here for more information


Wilderness First Aid with REI and NOLS

October 12 & 13, 2019, November 9 & 10, 2019
hosted by World Bird Sanctuary
Minimum age: 16 • Group size: 30 • Instructor: NOLS Specialist

Cost: REI Member price: $235 • Non-REI member price: $265
Register Here
Whether spending time in the backcountry is your passion or your profession, you should never ask, “What do I do now?” In this 2 day course you will learn skills and abilities to make sound decisions in emergency situations. From the Patient Assessment System through traumatic, medical, and environmental emergencies, you’ll experience a wide variety of topics designed to prepare you to act if an accident occurs. This course is ideal for trip leaders, camp staff, outdoor enthusiasts and individuals in remote locations. The course includes a 1-hr break. 16-17 year-olds must arrive with a completed Release of Liability form, but do NOT need an accompanying adult. Participants younger than 16 must contact NOLS (Wilderness_Medicine_Admissions@nols.edu). No prerequisites. Successful completion results in a Wilderness First Aid certification. You may be eligible to recertify your NOLS Wilderness Medicine Wilderness Advanced First Aid, Wilderness First Responder, or Wilderness EMT (wilderness portion only) certification on this course. Please review NOLS Wilderness Medicine recertification policies (https://www.nols.edu/en/courses/wilderness-medicine/recertify/) prior to registering.


OWLoween

October 20, 2019 • 10:00am – 2:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Suggested Donation of $5/person, Children 5 and under free
Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.

World Bird Sanctuary presents a Wizarding Owl-o-ween. Wizards and Muggles are invited to join us for a Harry Potter themed event. Visit our owlery, and see our very own basilisk, acromantula and magical beasts from around the world. Take a break from the Muggle world while sipping butterbeer, trick or tweet at Honeydukes, and find your magic wand at Ollivanders! Costume contest, kids games and crafts. Enjoy food from the Leaky Falcon. You may even get your fortune read by Professor TreDawney. Click here for more information


Owl-O-Wine

October 18, 2019 • 7:00pm – 10:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • FOR AGES 21+
$35 per person

Grab a date or your closest group of friends and join us for the second annual Owl-O-WINE! The evening will begin with your choice of wine or beer and festive treats followed by a 45 minute program on owls and Halloween themed creatures! In this up close encounter, you will learn all about these amazing raptors and witness our owls 1st hand in flight! The evening will end with a short night hike through our grounds where you will attempt to call out to an Owl with the hopes of a response! Click here for more information


Camera Day: WBS Members & Adopt-A-Bird Parents Only

November 2, 2019
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 exhibit wire in the way. Species will rotate throughout the day and during the event, our Naturalists will free-fly a bird!
Become a WBS Member
Become an Adopt-A-Bird Parent


4-Day Workshop Fall Session: November 14 – 17, 2019,
Where: at Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest
Cost $800

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


select evenings from November – March • 7:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary Book Online Here
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! Click here for more information


Christmas Party – Staff & Volunteers Only

December 12, 2019


Christmas with the Birds

December • at World Bird Sanctuary
Join us in making your holiday season one to remember. Photo with our Woodlands Santa Claus & birds,
hot chocolate and treats.


Eagle Days

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.


Owlentine & Wine

February • at World Bird Sanctuary • FOR AGES 21+
Whether you come by yourself, with someone special or a group of friends, the charm of these animals are sure to steal your heart as we unveil the beauty of Owls and other birds of prey. Adults only.


Open House

March • at World Bird Sanctuary
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 Education Training Center, Propagation Building, and Wildlife Hospital, which are normally closed to the public. Family friendly.


National Trails Day

June • 9:00am – 3:30pm at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE!
Enjoy the outdoors with this family-friendly event and 3 different trails to suit your pace!


Amazing Animal Encounters

every Saturday and Sunday from Memorial Day through Labor Day • 11:00am and 3:00pm
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!

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