2nd Annual Birds of Prey Jamboree
Saturday, March 25, 2023
9:00 AM 3:00 PM
Indiana Welcome Center
7770 Corinne Drive, Hammond
Are you amazed by birds of prey??
Join Humane Indiana Wildlife for a family-friendly day of bird-themed fun at our 2nd annual Birds of Prey Jamboree event. Learn about bird of prey species that call Northwest Indiana home!
Meet LIVE birds of prey, including hawks, owls, and falcons! Greet our NEW avian ambassadors! Be amazed as you learn about these magnificent creatures during presentations from experts throughout Indiana. This event will feature several presentations to attend and a large vendor area to shop!
Donuts with Hoots!
SHOP. LEARN. PLAY. FROM 9 A.M. - 3 P.M.
Vendor Market and Kids Area - FREE Admission!
Shop: Marketplace—featuring Local Artists, Crafters, and Vendors
Learn: Meet Bird of Prey Experts and Education Groups
Featuring Carol Harsh from Wild Birds Unlimited (Schererville) and the Indiana Dunes National Park Service
Play: Kids Activity Area offering Owl Pellet Dissection, Crafts, and more!
SAVE YOUR SEAT TODAY!
You'll need to register to attend the special presentations. Seats are limited, with only 100 available for each presentation. Tickets for special presentations always sell out quickly, so get yours today!
Tickets for ages eight and up are $10.00 per presentation.
Get an all-access pass to attend all presentations - 3 for $25.00.
Kids ages seven and under are free! For every paid adult receive up to 3 complimentary child tickets.
MEET LIVE BIRDS OF PREY AT THESE SPECIAL PRESENTATIONS
You'll need to register to attend the special presentations. Tickets are limited, with only 100 seats for each presentation available!
10:00-11:00 a.m. - Birds of Prey in Northwest Indiana
Join the staff of Humane Indiana Wildlife to learn about our LIVE bird of prey ambassadors, featuring a Snowy Owl, Barred Owl, Red-tailed Hawk, and American Kestrel!* We will discuss the species' natural history and what brought that particular individual into our care at the rehabilitation center. During the presentation, our team will also give tips on how to help protect these magnificent predators and how to coexist with birds of prey in urban areas.
12:00 - 1:00 p.m. - Indiana Audubon Society
Join Indiana Audubon Society member Matt Kalwasinski for a presentation on the various types of raptors, including hawks and owls, that can be seen in Northwest Indiana. Matt will cover basic identification tips and give suggestions on where to find these incredible species of birds in our area.
Matt Kalwasinski is a high school Psychology teacher and lifelong resident of Lake County, Indiana. Matt is an active member of both the Dunes-Calumet and Indiana Audubon Societies. In addition to giving presentations, Matt can often be found leading field trips and conducting citizen-science surveys on birds. Matt loves traveling with his wife and son, exploring the continental United States, and always keeping an eye out for birds.
2:00-3:00 p.m. - Differences in Hawks, Owls, and Falcons
Join the staff of Humane Indiana Wildlife to learn about more of our LIVE bird of prey ambassadors, including a Peregrine Falcon, Red-tailed Hawk, and Barn Owl!* We will discuss the species' natural history and what brought that particular individual into our care at the rehabilitation center. During the presentation, our team will also give tips on how to help protect these magnificent predators and how to coexist with birds of prey in urban areas.
ENCOUNTER THESE INCREDIBLE BIRDS OF PREY…
Arlene, the Eastern Screech Owl
Artemis, the American Kestrel
Arya, the Barred Owl
Cinna, the Eastern Screech Owl
Owlfred, the Snowy Owl
Pippin, the Barn Owl
Phoenix, the Red-Tailed Hawk
Pomona, the Peregrine Falcon
WHO IS COMING?
SHOP THE VENDOR MARKET
Art Barn School of Art, Inc. | Elf Owl Prism Fine Materials | Field Museum of Natural History | Linda’s Photography and Crafts | Melissa Washburn Illustration | Norwex | Wild Birds Unlimited-Schererville
LEARN FROM AMAZING NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS
Dunes-Calumet Audubon Society | Izaak Walton League of America, Porter County Chapter (PCC) | Friends of Indiana Dunes, Inc. | National Park Service | Save the Dunes
VENDORS AND CRAFTERS - JOIN US!
Be a part of the Jamboree, a family-friendly event in a prime location with hundreds of event attendees! Vendor booths are available for $75.00.
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Questions about the event? Email email@example.com or call (219) 299-8027.
*Please note, due to the WILD nature of wildlife, the animal ambassadors at this event are subject to change.