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 where they will experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and watch as they swoop overhead.
Shows for 2019 will be held the Friday before Auburn home games on Sept. 6, 13, 27; Nov. 1, 15, 22, 29.
Tickets are $5 per person and purchased upon entry or in advance by clicking here; 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. 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. Visitors will also learn interesting facts about natural history, conservation, and rehabilitation. This educational presentation is appropriate for all ages.
Each show is unique and features a variety of different raptor species! 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