Birds are the main attraction at third annual Owl Howl
BELVILLE, NC (WWAY) — The Cape Fear Raptor Center took over Belville Park on Saturday for their third annual Owl Howl event.
There were plenty of vendors and food trucks for those that came out but the main attraction was the birds.
The center brought owls, ospreys, hawks, and vultures for visitors to learn about and hold for a picture.
The event is all about educating the public on just how valuable these animals are to the environment.
“They love ’em, when they see them up close and personal, they’re like, ‘oh, that’s the bird in my backyard that I hear.’ The vultures that kind of carry bad names and fear from people, get to see ’em up close and they’re like, ‘oh, they’re really actually not that bad,'” said Joni Shimp, the executive director at the Cape Fear Raptor Center.
All donations from the event go towards food, medicine, surgeries, and the enclosures the birds need at the center.