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Visitors to Skamania Lodge can observe firsthand some of the most magnificent birds in the world and learn about the important role they play in the environment during the Birds of Prey program, back for its third year. The summertime program takes place on the resort's front lawn every weekend from June 15-Aug. 25, 2012, with the Columbia River Gorge as a backdrop.
“For most of our guests and visitors, this is a once-in-a-lifetime experience and always draws a huge crowd,” said Skamania Lodge general manager Scott Spann. “It’s not often that you get to look an owl in the eyes, be inches away from a bald eagle and see a falcon in flight.”
During the Birds of Prey program, guests and day visitors learn the natural history, stewardship and importance of these amazing creatures. Volunteers from the Raptor House Rehab Center in Yakima, Wash., captivate audiences with up to eight different raptors, including a bald eagle, barn owl and a ferruginous hawk. Raptor House is a nonprofit company that rescues injured wild birds and returns them to the wild.
Show times are scheduled for 5 p.m. on Fridays and 11 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. on Saturdays.