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The Eagle Lady and Birds of Prey at Blanco State Park
Wednesday, December 18, 2013 • Posted December 20, 2013

The kids and grandkids are off and maybe you are wondering how to keep them entertained over the holiday break. The afternoon of Sunday, December 29th can be spent visiting Blanco State Park and witnessing an amazing program on birds of prey.

The program will be led by Doris Mager, also known as the Eagle Lady. Ms. Mager is a national advocate for conservation and the preservation of American raptors, and has rehabilitated hawks, owls, and eagles including more than eighty Bald Eagles. In 1983 she founded Save Our American Raptors (S.O.A.R.) a non-profit organization that focuses on the education of children and adults nationwide about the fate of America's birds of prey. Ms. Mager and her birds criss-cross the country in her van, presenting programs in schools, wildlife centers, state parks, libraries and senior centers.

Doris will be accompanied by ET, a 30 year-old Great Horned Owl, EV Yaah, an American Kestrel, and Tex, a small Screech Owl. All of these birds in the program are non-releasable due to injuries that prohibit their return to the wild, or they have imprinted on humans which also prevents them from returning to the wild.

This is a wonderful opportunity for young and old alike to get up close and personal with some wild, beautiful creatures, and a delightful way to celebrate the holidays. Come visit the park and meet with Doris and her fascinating birds of prey.

The program is being sponsored by the Friends of Blanco State Park. It will start at 1:00 p.m. and will be held at the park pavilion. This event is free with paid park entry. Entrance permits are valid until 10:00 p.m. $4 per person, children 12 and under are free.

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