Raptor Rendezvous: Meet & Greet
Raptors are nature's way of helping keep many small animal populations in check. Keen eyesight, strong beaks, powerful talons, and a carnivorous diet makes them incredible hunters and pest managers. They account for 8% of Georgia's birds and have been partners with humans for over 4,000 years in the ancient art of falconry.
Georgia Mountain Falconry and its bird of prey trainers will bring a variety of native and non-native raptors to the Brasstown Bald Visitors Center for you to meet and greet throughout the day. Want to dive deeper? In addition, two special presentations on raptors and the art of falconry will take place at Noon and Three O’Clock in the Mountain Top Theater. Program seating is limited and will be on a first come first serve basis.
Guests will be allowed to take photos. Kids are welcome!
Free program with park entry of $5 per adult, kids 15 & under are free. America the Beautiful passes are accepted.
U.S. Forest Service - Chattahoochee-Oconee National Forests
Georgia Mountain Falconry - Buster Brown
After four decades as a successful teacher/coach at both the high school and college level, Buster has turned his love for raptors and falconry into a business. Now, as a Master Class falconer he is training hawks and falcons instead of athletes. Georgia Mountain Falconry will include not only hunting with birds of prey, but falconry & raptor education, and working with homeowners and businesses to chase off feathered pests through the use of trained birds of prey.