select evenings from November – March • 7:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary
Cost: $25 per adult; $12 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!
November 11, 2018, February 16, 2019, March 23, 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
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.
YEAR ROUND EVENTS
December 13, 2018
December 15th, 2018 • 10:00am – 2:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary
Cost: $5 Admission for Holiday Activities, Photos with Santa and the Birds!
Admission and parking are always free!
Join us as our guests from the North Pole take you on a holiday journey!
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.
4-Day Workshop Fall Session:November 2019, Spring Session March 7 – 10, 2019
Where: at Drury Inn & Suites St. Louis Southwest
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
March 24, 2019 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission- $2 donation per person (kids 10 and under FREE)
Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.
Our Eagles have been working hard throughout the year and request your presence at their premiere event. Join us as we celebrate Eagles from around the world! Learn about our national symbol and other exotic Eagle species. We are proud to be one of the only avian sanctuaries that have free-flying education Eagles! Prepare yourself to be wowed by these majestic birds of prey as they spread their wings and soar above you.
April 2019 • 10:00am – 2:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • For Ages 13 and under • Cost: $5 tickets at Gift Shop or Online Here
Join us for our 2nd annual Poke-HUNT! Play Pokémon Go and bring your Pokémon cards to trade and play! The event will begin with a LIVE Pokémon bird show at 10am in our amphitheater featuring: Braviary, Pidgeot, Mandibuzz, Noctowl, Rowlet, Talonflame and Merkrow. Come see the real-life Pokémon for yourself! Following the show at 11:30, there will be a Poke-HUNT where kids can search the grounds for their very own Pokémon characters – that they can keep! Limited number available, so first find, first keep (limit one per finder). Photo opportunities will be available with your favorite Pokémon and 2 very special guests! Be sure to stop in our Nature Center and meet Sandshrew, Galvantula, Onix, Buneary, Torterra, Swoobat and Charmander. Don’t forget we have 3 Pokemon-GO gyms onsite along with 15 Pokemon-GO stops!
May 4, 2019 and 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 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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May 25 – June 1, 2019 • Sailing Aboard the ms Eurodam Holland America Line
We at World Bird Sanctuary are excited to present this very special opportunity to cruise with us to the wildly unique and beautiful State of Alaska! Climb on board and enjoy this incredible voyage with those who share the same passion for birds of prey and nature as you do. Imagine seeing with your own eyes the largest population of bald eagles in the world on their own turf – wild and free. Visit the Alaska Raptor Center and experience a behind-the-scenes tour and nature walk reserved exclusively for our World Bird Sanctuary adventurers. Walk the Alaskan Rainforest Sanctuary in Ketchikan and view the spectacular coastlines of Glacier Bay National Park, with towering glaciers, directly from the ship. Your “at sea” days will be filled with interactive World Bird Sanctuary offerings such as a trivia night, a photography class and wildlife educational talks – along with all that amazing food and drink!
April 2019 6pm – 10pm at Sheet Metal Union Hall | Cocktail Attire
World Bird Sanctuary invites you to our 2018 Fete du Feather Gala and Auction. The night includes live birds of prey, dinner by Russo’s, drinks, silent auction and internationally acclaimed blues recording artist Grayson Hugh! Tickets, Sponsorship and More Information Here
May 11, 2019 • 8:00am – 2:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE!
International Migratory Bird Day (IMBD) & World Migratory Bird Day (WMBD) have unified as one to increase global awareness! The campaign will now be know as World Migratory Bird Day, with the 2018 theme being “Unifying our Voices for Bird Conservation” This will focus on the development of its new identity and the need for people celebrating WMBD around the world to communicate and learn from each other, across borders, within and between the world’s flyways. For more information and list of activities click here
June 8, 2019 • 9:00am – 3:30pm
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
select Saturdays at 4pm and Sundays at 12pm from May – August
at the athletic fields of Buder Park (near World Bird Sanctuary) NORTH of highway 44 and first soccer field on the left
$10 for adults • $5 for children 12 and under • $5 per person for groups of 10 or more (regardless of age)
Join our Naturalists for a 25 minute special flying demonstration, featuring some of the most talented “athletes” of the animal kingdom. Get an up-close look at a range of falcon types, and the unique physical features that enable these birds to perform such incredible aerial maneuvers. For more information and to register click here
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.
first and third Thursdays from June – August • 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!
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!
September 7-8 2019: 9:00am – 7:00pm at World Bird Sanctuary
Advance Tickets: $5 per person for 1 day pass • $8 per person for weekend pass Buy Here
Tickets at Gate: $7 per person for 1 day • Free for children under 4
Your presence is requested by the Royal Falconers of World Bird Sanctuary. Go back in time with us and experience food, drink, artisans, entertainment, and live bird shows from a time long ago. Get into the spirit and wear your finest Renaissance-themed outfit!
September 21, 2019 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE! Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.
Join us as we celebrate Vultures! For more information click here
October 5-6 2019 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Admission is FREE! Wish List Items Appreciated
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 Education Training Center, Propagation Building, and Wildlife Hospital, which are normally closed to the public.
Thursday, October 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.
October 26, 2019 • 10:00am – 4:00pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • Suggested Donation of $2/person
Sponsored by Ameren Missouri.
Join World Bird Sanctuary for our annual OWLoween as we celebrate Halloween with owls, vultures, snakes and other souls of superstition! We’ll take you on a journey through the darkness as we enlighten you with knowledge about creatures of myth and legend.
October 2019 • 7:00pm – 8:30pm
at World Bird Sanctuary • FOR AGES 21+
$25 per person
Grab a date or your closest group of friends and join us for the all new 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. In this up close encounter, you will learn all about these amazing birds and witness them 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! For more information click here
- WBS Events
- Amazing Animal Encounters
- Avian Training Workshop
- Bird Banding Demo Days
- Birdies for Birds Golf Tournament
- Camera Day
- Christmas with the Birds
- Eagle Days
- Falconer’s Renaissance Faire
- Fantastic Flying Falcons
- Fete du Feather
- Keeper Chats
- National Trails Day
- Open House
- Owl Prowls
- Sail to Alaska
- Story Time with Bob
- Vulture Awareness Day
- Wilderness First Aid
- World Eagle Day
- World Migratory Bird Day
- Planning an Event