Raptor Center Events

Upcoming Public Presentations

All times are listed as CST. Note that some shows might be in a different time zone or require tickets.

Football, Fans, and Feathers

One of Auburn’s most popular fall programs — the Auburn 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 2022 will be held at 4 p.m. the Friday before Auburn home games on Sept. 2, 9, 16, 23, 30; Oct. 28; Nov. 11, 18.

Owl on tree limb

Tickets are $8 per person and can be purchased in advance; there is no charge for children age three and under. This is a cash free event. Only checks or cards can be accepted. The hour-long program is presented at the center’s the 350-seat Edgar B. Carter Educational Amphitheater, located at 1350 Pratt-Carden Drive off Shug Jordan Parkway.

Gates open one hour prior to the start of the presentation.

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 Raptor Center is a division of the Auburn University College of Veterinary Medicine.

Important Information

  • You are welcome to bring your own chair, food, or non-alcoholic drink
  • Only service animals are allowed at center events
  • Auburn University is a smoke-free campus
  • The Edgar B. Carter Amphitheater is an open-air facility with little shade