Updated: Oct 29
In 2017, my husband (Rob Schwartz) and I were doing yardwork. My husband looked up and saw a bald eagle fly over our yard. He was so excited- like a little kid. Where did it come from? Where is the nest? Will it return?
They became a part of our everyday lives. They occasionally visit our yard and are often seen soaring around the Mill Pond. Rob Schwartz created a Facebook group dedicated to their lives. He installed a camera on the roof of our home (thanks to the generosity of our members), so that others could experience the thrill of seeing a Bald Eagle.
Don't get me wrong. All birds are beautiful, but there is something special about a bald eagle. They evoke all kinds of emotions. They are the symbol of our country and they fought back from near extinction due to the use of pesticides.
We began raising money to help an amazing Rescue group. Wildlife in need of Rescue and Rehabilitation (WINORR). They have saved countless raptors and other wildlife. Some of the wildlife cannot be released, due to severe injuries. Bobby Horvath and Cathy St Pierre provide them with care for the rest of their lives. Feeding and caring for sick animals can become costly. We wanted to help.
On November 11, 2023 we will be hosting our 3rd annual Raptor Day at the Suffolk County Vanderbilt Museum. It is a special day when Bobby and Cathy share some of their beautiful rescues with the public. Bald Eagles, owls, hawks, falcons and so much more all gathered for an up close and personal view. There is an art auction, face painting, eagle merchandise, and our very special Bald Eagles of Centerport Calendar will be for sale. This year we will also have a falconer, a wood carver, and a Native American Indian playing the flute. Fun for the whole family and, because it will be held on Veteran's Day, Veterans get in for free!
Please visit Baldeaglesofcenterport.com to purchase tickets and help save wildlife so that future generations can experience the beauty all around us...