OPELIKA, AL (WTVM) - Auburn University's Southeastern Raptor Center will release birds of prey back into their native habitat on Friday, July 25, at 6 p.m. at Storybook Farm in Opelika.
The release will coincide with Storybook Bash, a program to honor the program's volunteers and donors in the Lee County and surrounding communities. The birds released will be either great horned or barred owls.
Those attending the event at Storybook Farm will include guests invited to honor the program's volunteers and donors.
Liz Crandall, the Southeastern Raptor Center's assistant director for rehabilitation, will answer questions about the birds that are being released and the center's role in rehabilitation, education and conservation.
Dena Little, Storybook Farm founder and director, will be present to answer questions about Storybook Farm.
At the Southeastern Raptor Center, a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine, injured birds of prey are rehabilitated and given the necessary medical and therapy care they need before they are released back to their native habitat. The center treats close to 400 birds annually. For more information about the Raptor Center, go to http://www.vetmed.auburn.edu/raptor.