You don't have to be a bird enthusiast to enjoy learning about birds of prey at the Auburn Raptor Center. In addition to hundreds of shows throughout the state and region each year, the center's educational staff conducts programs at the Edgar B. Carter Amphitheatre during home game weekends. The program, known as Football, Fans and Feathers, features hawks, falcons and eagles free-flown from flight towers, enabling guests to see the raptors up close. The Football, Fans and Feathers event will be held on Fridays at 4 p.m. CT before home games. Although the center is not open to the public except for these special presentation dates, groups can schedule a program by calling (334) 844-6943.

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The center is located on Shug Jordan Parkway between Wire Road and Pumphrey Avenue.

  • Coming from exit 51, travel to the intersection of South College and Shug Jordan Parkway (to the left) and East University Drive (to the right).

  • Make a left turn at the light onto Shug Jordan Parkway. Go through the intersection at Wire Road/Shug Jordan and look for Pratt-Carden Drive on your left.

A raptor files through the air

An audience at the Auburn Raptor Center amphitheater