Birds of Prey Day – CANCELED

Sunday, June 6, 2021
10:00am - 4:30pm

Green Chimneys Brewster Campus
400 Doansburg Road, Brewster, NY 10509

Due to health concerns, this event is canceled.

It is with utmost concern for the health and safety of ALL that we have decided to cancel Birds of Prey Day 2021. 

From the start of the pandemic, Green Chimneys has maintained the highest level of precaution and we continue to adhere to state and county guidelines to minimize the risk to our campuses. We have made the difficult decision not to hold a 2021 event. Last spring we had expected this year to be a marvelous return to an occasion that means a great deal to so many people. While we are heartened by recent progress and anticipated changes in circumstances, we recognize that June will still be too soon for such a large public gathering. We will keep our focus on June 2022 and resume our tradition with great pride.

This past spring and summer, the Paul C. Kupchok Wildlife Center, part of the Sam and Myra Ross Farm & Wildlife Center, remained extremely active, rescuing more wildlife than in previous years. The combination of a reduced number of rehabbers actively working during the peak season and people’s increased time spent outdoors and discovery of birds in need led to Green Chimneys helping 180 birds spanning 37 species in 2020. During this time, our students, especially those who rely on their connections to wildlife and wildlife staff, were able to help care for the birds and participate in several releases.

We look forward to Birds of Prey Day 2022.

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The release of a rescued juvenile Bald Eagle last summer was an incredible opportunity and a particularly meaningful moment for students. Watch this release and other wildlife stories on YouTube:



Celebrating 29 years of Green Chimneys’ famous annual tradition dedicated to children, the environment and magnificent birds of prey.

  • Over 100 raptors
  • Free-flying demos
  • Top wildlife experts
  • Live animal presentations

Green Chimneys’ renowned Farm & Wildlife Center is home to nearly 200 animals, including 50 birds of prey. An Andean condor; Griffon vulture; numerous hawks, falcons, owls and several crows are under the care of expert wildlife staff. Spring always brings large numbers of fledgling birds that need care, and the goal is to return them to the wild as soon as possible.
The students of the Green Chimneys School have some special needs of their own and through the rehabilitation and care of these animals, they learn compassion, encouragement, and the true meaning of stewardship.

Enjoy live demonstrations from leading wildlife and environmental experts, including:

  • Jim Eyring, Pace University Environmental Center
  • Bill Robinson, Wildlife Lectures
  • Jonathan Wood, The Raptor Project
  • Brian Bradley, Skyhunters in Flight
  • Bruce Lowder, Animal Encounters
  • The New York State Falconry Association
  • Lauren McGough, Falconer & Anthropologist
  • Nature Nick’s Animal Adventures
  • Erik Callender Reptile Edventures
  • Two By Two Zoo
  • Celebrity Guests


Click on images below to see what Birds of Prey Day is all about.

2019 Photo Album

See What Birds of Prey Day is All About

25th Anniversary Video via YouTube

Due to health concerns, this event is canceled.