Raptors, those magnificent predators of the bird world, have fascinated mankind for thousands of years. Sometime in the last 10,000 years man began to train raptors to hunt for food. The time that this practice started remains a mystery but records as old as perhaps 10,000 years ago show a king hunting with a falcon. Falconry, as hunting with raptors is now known, started perhaps on the steppes of Mongolia, or maybe in Arabia or the Middle East. Much of the history is murky but our fascination with raptors remains.
Galveston’s FeatherFest, which runs this year from April 11 – 14, is offering a unique wildlife opportunity for you to interact with raptors and dine too! Raptors Uncorked Rewired will introduce new birds and lots of opportunities for you to hold, photograph and watch these amazing creatures. Raptors will be on hand before and after dinner to pose with you for free selfies.
If you are one of ten lucky winners of the drawing that will be held at the event, you will have an opportunity to participate in the show. Live birds and an enthusiastic audience will surely provide an evening overflowing with fun.
A delicious three course buffet catered by Chopin Mon Ami and complete with red and white wine will round out your “uncorked” evening. This evening is a fun and favorite culinary delight that appeals to everyone. Come celebrate the birds that have made our spirits soar for thousands of years.
The event will take place April 13 from 6-8pm at Historic T. Jefferson League Building’s Topgallant Room, 2301 The Strand, Galveston. Tickets are just $65. Visit https://www.galvestonfeatherfest.com/event/raptors-uncorked-rewired/ or call 832-459-5533 to buy your tickets today! Online registration ends April 7. After online registration closes you can register at FeatherFest Headquarters,
~ Sally Pachulski
Sally came to Galveston 6 years ago for the birds and stayed for the people. She is Membership Chair of Galveston Island Nature Tourism Council and Texas Master Naturalist.