The World Bird Sanctuary’s Raptor Awareness Program came to Troy on June 1 to educate and entertain at Cuivre River State Park.

“It’s an educational event and they bring owls, falcons, hawks, a vulture and even a bald eagle. It’s a great event,” Eric Gregory, Cuivre River State Park superintendent, said.

Gregory said that there were upwards of 200 people at this year’s event.

“You get to see these birds up close and personal. I mean, they are five to six feet away. Some of them fly right over the crowd, the kids love it and it is very educational. You learn a lot of things about these birds that a lot of people probably don’t know,” Gregory said.

Gregory added, “Where else can you see a bald eagle up close?”

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