Date: Nov 16, 2018 | Time: 7:00 pm
Owl Prowls at the World Bird Sanctuary are evenings spent learning about the lives of owls with a 40 minute presentation which is then followed by an easy night hike around the Sanctuary grounds to find wild Barred Owls and Great Horned Owls. Owl Prowls happen November through mid March on various evenings throughout each month at 7pm.
Special Adult Only Nights (16+): November 16th, December 14th, January 24th, February 14th and March 7th.
Special Harry Potter Theme Nights: November 9th & 24th; December 1st, 8th, 16th, 22nd, & 29th; January 4th; February 1st, 8th, 15th, & 22nd; and March 2nd.
Dates sell out fast! See website for more information and to book online, $25 for adults; $20 for children under 12; $15 per person for groups of 10 or more (Call 636-225-4390 ext. 1001 for group reservations.) Rain or Shine! Dress appropriately for the weather.
The World Bird Sanctuary is located within Lone Elk County Park in Valley Park, Missouri on 305 acres of forested land. The Sanctuary was founded in 1977 by Ornithologist Walter C. Crawford, Jr. who saw a need for a facility for the preservation and study of birds of prey. The Sanctuary has a wildlife hospital, educational programs, nature trails, picnic facilities, live animal presentations in their amphitheater and live birds on display. It is free to enter the World Bird Sanctuary which is open 8am to 5pm every day except Thanksgiving and Christmas. Free parking, too. There are some programs which charge a fee, call for availability. Special events and open houses are held throughout the year.
Directions: Take I-44 exit #272 to the Valley Park/Highway 141. Go north on 141 and make an immediate exit at the North Outer Road. Go west on North Outer Road for 2.6 miles to the World Bird Sanctuary's entrance that will be on the right. If you get to the Lone Elk Park entrance, you have gone too far.
125 Bald Eagle Ridge Road,
Valley Park, MO