By Kara Bale for The Island Connection
The Avian Conservation Center/Center for Birds of Prey marks 25 years of avian science and wildlife conservation this year, and to celebrate, its popular annual fundraiser will return to its campus on Saturday, Oct. 15, for Wild at Wingswood 2016.
Wild at Wingswood 2016 will be enhanced by a wonderful variety of live birds of prey including hawks, falcons, kites and owls. Nestled against the incredible backdrop that is the natural beauty of the Lowcountry, guests will relish each aspect of the evening’s activities, from ample dining options and premium open bar, to exclusive, handpicked auction items.
Admission is $125, with tickets available in August. Private bus transportation to and from convenient locations around Charleston will be made available to guests for an additional nominal fee. To be included on the 25th anniversary reservation list, contact the Center for Birds of Prey at 843-971-7474.
A limited number of event sponsorships are still available. The center is located on Highway 17 North, just 16 miles north of Charleston.
Open to the public on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, visitors enjoy expertly guided walking tours and flight demonstrations featuring an exciting array of falcons, hawks, owls and other birds of prey. Admission to the center is $15 for adults, $10 for youth (ages 6-17) and free for children younger than 6.
If seeking help with an injured bird of prey or shore bird, please contact the center from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., Monday through Sunday.