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2011 Bridger Raptor Festival October 5th – 9th

Not everybody lives next to the largest known concentration of Golden Eagles, migrating south….but we do, right over the Bridger Mountains and the Bridger Raptor Festival takes place to help you learn more about this fascinating annual event.

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IT’S A MIGRATION CELEBRATION!

Mission Statement
The Bridger Raptor Festival: A Migration Celebration is an annual event dedicated to promoting an awareness and appreciation for the migration of raptors and other wildlife through the Northern Rockies.

The Festival seeks to:
Raise awareness and support local, national and international organizations that share in this mission.

 

  • Connect the general public to research regarding wildlife and to promote access and interpretation to the findings of the research.
  • Foster a greater understanding and appreciation of the local wildlife –while providing opportunities to for life-long learning.

Through:
Events that are free, available to the general public, appealing to a wide range of backgrounds, ages and interests.

Schedule of 2011 Events

Wednesday, October 5th
10:00 am – 11:00 am
Raptor – Read aloud with Cindy Christin
Bozeman Public Library

Thursday, October 6th
6:30 pm: Keynote Speech
Gary Ferguson
Museum of the Rockies

Friday, October 7th
10:00 am
Walk with Gary Ferguson
Drinking Horse Trail Parking Lot

Saturday, October 8th
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bridger Bowl Doors Open
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Exhibitors
Saddle Peak Lodge
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Montana Raptor Conservation Center
Saddle Peak Lodge
10:00 am – 3:00 pm: Face Painting
Saddle Peak Lodge
10:00 am – 11:00 am: Raptor Identification
Steve Hoffman, Montana Audubon
Saddle Peak Lodge, 4th Floor
11:00 am – 12:00 pm: Nature Hike
Steve Eshbaugh
Meet on deck in front of Jim Bridger Lodge
Montana Outdoor Science School
12:00 pm – 12:45 pm: Live Raptor Presentation
Jim Bridger Lodge
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
1:00 pm 2:00 pm: Disgusting Side of Nature
Steve Eshbaugh
Montana Outdoor Science School
Meet in Jim Bridger Lodge
1:00 pm – 2:00 pm: Falcons: The Other Raptors
Radd Icenoggle
Saddle Peak Lodge, 4th Floor
2:00 pm 2:45 pm: Live Raptor Presentation
Jim Bridger Lodge
Grizzly and Wolf Discovery Center
Saturday 3:00 am – 6:00 pm: Oktober Fest
Jim Bridger Lodge

Sunday, October 9th
10:00 am – 3:00 pm
Bridger Bowl Doors Open
Saddle Peak Lodge and Jim Bridger Lodge
10:00 am – 3:00 pm

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