Audubon Center for Birds of Prey will host Muffins with Merlin November 25, 2017 from 9AM-10AM. Visitors will be able to get up close and personal with Merlin the Barred Owl, one of the Center’s Ambassador Birds. Fun for the whole family, the Center will host special conservation themed activities, crafts, and a muffin breakfast an hour before the Center opens to the public. Registration is required ahead of time and includes breakfast, activities and encounters, as well as access to the Center after the event.
Contact the Center for additional details (407-644-0190
) and registration.
Who is Merlin? The Audubon Center for Birds of Prey focuses on the conservation and rehabilitation of injured or orphaned birds of prey. Merlin was one of these birds. As a baby Barred Owl, Merlin was brought in after having spent several weeks (illegally) with humans. Due to this prolonged exposure at a young age, Merlin imprinted on humans. Unfortunately, this was learned after Merlin was housed with fellow Barred Owls who attacked Merlin because he was “different”. The attack caused him to lose one eye and Merlin has now become an Ambassador bird to raise awareness of the harm humans can do when birds are raised incorrectly even by well-meaning people.
Regular admission: $15 for adults, $7 for children. Pass holder admission: $7 for adults, $3 for children.