Football, Fans and Feathers
One of Auburn’s most popular fall programs — the Southeastern Raptor Center’s Football, Fans and Feathers — offers fans the opportunity to see a raptor show and flight demonstration up close and personal.
Shows for 2016 will be held the Friday before Auburn home games on Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23 and 30; Oct. 21; and Nov. 4 and 18.
Tickets are $5 per person and purchased upon entry; there is no charge for children age three and under. The hour-long program begins at 4 p.m. at the center’s the 350-seat Edgar B. Carter Educational Amphitheater, located at 1350 Pratt-Carden Drive off Shug Jordan Parkway.
Reservations are not required. Tickets are not sold in advance. Gates open at 3 p.m. For special rates for groups of 25 or more, call 334-844-6943.
During the show, hawks, falcons, eagles and other birds of prey are free-flown from towers and around the amphitheater, enabling visitors to see these raptors flying close. This educational presentation is appropriate for all ages.
All birds used in the programs are permanent residents that are non-releasable due to prior injuries or human imprinting. The Southeastern Raptor Center is a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.
- Only service animals are allowed at SRC events
- Auburn University is a smoke-free campus
- The Edgar B. Carter Amphitheatre is an open-air facility with little shade
- GPS directions: 1350 Raptor Road. Roadside signs on Shug Jordan Parkway mark the program’s location on the day of each show. Pratt-Carden Drive is located off Shug Jordan Parkway just north of the
Wire Road intersection.