EUGENE, Ore. -- Kids had the chance to get up close and personal with the birds at the Cascades Raptor Center on Sunday during the center's Family Nature Discovery Days.
On the last Sunday of every month dozens of amateur ornithologists come out to the center to learn about birds. Students at Sunday's event made owls out of pine cones, dissected owl pellets and had the chance to see some of the wildlife up close.
"I have two favorite birds," said Gabe Lee, one of the children at the center. "The bald eagle and the vulture."
Laurie Rodgers volunteers with the Cascades Raptor Center and said that the Discovery Days events give kids and adults alike a chance to connect with nature.
"To be away from the computer, and out in nature and learning about the birds ... I think some of these kids know more about the birds than I do!" Rodgers said.
The Cascades Raptor Center will hold one more Family Nature Discovery Day held on the last Sunday of September.