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Natural Awakenings Westchester / Putnam / Dutchess New York

Celebrate Annual Birds of Prey Day in Brewster

Photo Courtesy of Green Chimneys

Green Chimneys—a multi-faceted nonprofit that includes a special education school and is headquartered on a farm and wildlife center in Brewster—will feature more than 100 raptors, along with falconers from across New York and Connecticut, at their annual Birds of Prey Day, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., June 2, 2024. Visitors will have a chance to get “up close and personal” with majestic eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and learn from top wildlife and environmental experts.

High points of the day will include free-flying raptors, live animal demonstrations and the release of a rehabilitated bird. There will be fun activities for all ages, plus food trucks, vendors and live music from popular bluegrass band Too Blue.

Launched nearly three decades ago as a fundraiser to build Green Chimneys’ first aviary, Birds of Prey Day has since grown into a full-day educational program and celebration of birds of prey and the environment, hosting thousands of visitors.

Few schools can call themselves home to more than 300 domesticated farm animals and wildlife, including 50 birds of prey, but the Green Chimneys Farm and Wildlife Center is a pivotal component in the education and therapeutic treatment for the children that attend Green Chimneys School. Through the school’s unique nature-based approach, students learn the true meaning of stewardship. 

Cost: See website for pricing, including senior, child and family ticket options. Location: 400 Doansburg Rd., Brewster. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit