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Wind Beneath Our Wings

Join us for a virtual event and online auction March 24 – 26, 2021.

Wind Beneath Our Wings is the Center’s annual celebration benefitting Audubon Center for Birds of Prey conservation programs and our state’s raptors. Though we wish we could gather in person, this year’s event will offer virtual events, raptor trivia, and an online auction.

Join together with friends and family to help raise critical funds to support raptor rehabilitation, conservation education, youth leadership, and community science. While registration is free this year, we hope you will consider making a donation to support the event and help fill the Center’s gap in lost revenue due to pandemic-related challenges by clicking here.

Please note: each event below requires a separate registration.

March 24 | Event Kick-off and Online Auction Opens
6 to 7:15 pm

Remarkable Rehabilitation Wildlife rehabilitation includes many forms of medical treatment and recovery with the ultimate goal of release back into the wild. Audubon will host a panel of experts and partners who have contributed to the success of thousands of animals being released back into the wild.

Event is free with registration. Click here.

March 25 | Raptor Recess
12 to 12:30 p.m.

Take your lunch break and join us for a virtual field trip into Audubon’s Raptor Trauma Clinic. You’ll go behind the scenes into limited-access areas to hear from bird care experts about our version of raptor ER and recovery.

Event is free with registration. Click here.

March 25 | Happy Hour Fundraising Event
6 to 7 p.m.

Every hour with birds is a happy one, so grab your favorite mocktail or cocktail and join in the festivities of Raptor Happy Hour. You’ll get to virtually visit with Bird Ambassadors, learn what makes these species so special, and test out your knowledge with Raptor Trivia.

Event is free with registration. Click here.

March 26 | Evening Keynote and Online Auction
7 p.m.

Join Ron Magill, Communication and Media Relations Director with Zoo Miami and Audubon Florida Board Member for an energizing presentation on his favorite bird and the efforts undertaken to protect them in their native habitat. The Harpy Eagle is a rare apex predator found in tropical forests of Central and South America. One of the largest and most powerful birds of prey in the world, it needs large, undisturbed tracts of forest to survive. Harpy eagles play a vital role in the overall health of the tropical forests and as an “umbrella species,” their protection leads to the protection of countless other lesser-known species in one of the most bio-diverse ecosystems on earth. In order to protect the ecosystem and this rare bird, a partnership was formed with Zoo Miami, the government of Panama, and private enterprise to establish the Harpy Eagle Project in the Republic of Panama.

Event is free with registration. Click here.

Ron Magill has worked with wildlife for almost 45 years and is an internationally recognized zoological authority who has appeared on a wide variety of local, national, and international programs including National Geographic Explorer, and the Discovery Networks; he also hosts Mundo Salvaje con Ron Magill, (“Wild Kingdom with Ron Magill”), on the Spanish speaking HITN Television Network and is also a frequent wildlife analyst for MSNBC. Magill is an award-winning photographer and documentary producer whose images have appeared in publications and galleries around the world including the Smithsonian Museum of Natural History.

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