Meet Audubon’s New Birds of Prey

On Saturday morning, November 5, you can meet and learn about Audubon Community Nature Center’s newest residents, Cricket, the American Kestrel (pictured), and Soren, the Red-tailed Hawk. Submitted image.

JAMESTOWN, NY – Audubon Community Nature Center (ACNC) invites you to meet their newest residents, Cricket, the American Kestrel, and Soren, the Red-tailed Hawk.

On Saturday, November 5, 10 – 11 a.m., you can learn about these birds of prey that now call Audubon home.

Cricket and Soren are housed in the recently completed Pamela A. Westrom Wildlife Habitat. They are being trained “on the glove” so that visitors can get a close-up look at them.

Explore the amazing adaptations that helped them survive in the wild and hear the stories of how they came to live at Audubon.

Test your strength against the talons of an eagle, experiment to “see” like a kestrel and compare your wingspan to hawks and other birds in this one-hour program.

Cost is $8, $6 for Nature Center members and children 3 – 15, free 2 and under. Reservations are appreciated by calling (716) 569-2345 or through “Programs and Events” at Walk-ins are welcome.

Audubon Community Nature Center is located at 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, N.Y., and Warren, Pa. You can visit the nearly 600-acre nature preserve, check in on Cricket and Soren, enjoy the natural play space and hike the six miles of trails dawn until dusk daily for free.

The three-story Nature Center building houses interactive displays, a collection of live animals including the Hellbender exhibit and the Blue Heron Gift Shop. Visitors are welcome Mondays through Saturdays, 10 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., and Sundays, 1 – 4:30 p.m. Nature Center members and SNAP/EBT cardholders have free building admission daily. Building admission is also free every Sunday for non-Nature Center members.

To learn more about Audubon and its many programs, call (716) 569-2345, find Audubon Community Nature Center on Facebook, or visit, where you will find the most up-to-date COVID-19 Notice at the top of the page.

This report was submitted to WNY News Now by the Audubon Community Nature Center. While the Audubon is the creater of this content, WNY News Now is solely responsible for final publication liabilities.


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