Audubon Center for Birds of Prey

You’ve probably seen this sign a bunch of times, and if you’re like me, you probably wondered what it was all about.  Well, Saturday afternoon, I finally found out!

That sign leads to the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey on the border of Maitland and Downtown Eatonville.  Amazingly, the Center has been around since 1979 and has treated more than 12,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey.

The Center is set amid lush landscape and provides an intriguing look at birds of prey that you’d likely never see in the wild.  From bald eagles to barn owls to red-shouldered hawks, it’s a really cool place to just wander around.

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Admission is donation-based.  The Center also offers a number of educational opportunities and tours, which can be arranged by calling their education department directly.

The Center is located at 1101 Audubon Way in Maitland and is open Tuesday – Sunday from 10 to 4 p.m.  Closed Mondays and holidays.

Check it out for a chance to see these guys, and more, in real life!

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