SEDONA AREA RAPTOR & WILDLIFE PRESENTATIONS
Great Event for Nature Lovers of All Ages
Learn about raptors and other native Sedona wildlife at the depot and on the train through an up-close experience. By partnering with Arizona’s Liberty Wildlife, Verde Canyon Railroad provides visitors the opportunity to see majestic owls and wild raptors at the depot and during the train ride. Liberty Wildlife shares the beauty of a rescued bald eagle, our nation’s noble bird, with visitors at the depot and on the rails on select Saturdays throughout the year.
Raptor Presentation Onboard the Train
Get up close and personal with Sonora, the only bald eagle in the world that regularly enjoys a train ride. She was injured in the wild and, unable to return, Sonora has become an educator and a symbol of Verde Canyon Railroad’s promise to protect its Canyon and its inhabitants.
Raptor and Reptiles at the Depot
Liberty Wildlife handlers present a variety of raptors and native “critters,” on the patio prior to the train’s departure on select days throughout the year. The knowledgeable volunteers are there to answer questions and pose for photos during the depot presentation. Presentations are open to the public from 11:00 a.m. to 12:45 p.m..
Raptors on the Rails and Raptors at the Depot are crowd favorites several days each month thanks to the educational efforts of Scottsdale’s Liberty Wildlife.
As breathtaking as it is to see an eagle in flight, a face-to-face encounter with a raptor is equally as astounding. Everyone has the opportunity for personal interaction with these majestic creatures either onboard the train or at the depot.
It’s all part of the journey aboard Verde Canyon Railroad.
RAPTORS AT THE DEPOT (on the patio)
January 5 & 19, February 9 & 25, March 11 & 25, April 8 & 22, May 13 & 27, September 9 & 23, October 14 & 17 and November 2 & 18
BALD EAGLE PRESENTATION AT THE DEPOT
January 9 & 23, February 6 & 21, March 6 &14, April 10 & 18, May 1 & 23, June 5. July 3, August 14, September 11, October 2 &17 and November 6 &14
REPTILES AT THE RAILS
June 8 & 17, July 13 and August 18
December – Flurry the Magical Christmas Journey Eagle will greet everyone prior to train ride to the North Pole. December 3 – 24, during all Magical Christmas Journey departures.
Liberty Wildlife is located at 2600 E. Elwood, Phoenix, AZ 85040. They have regular visiting hours open to the public, as well as special events scheduled year-round. Visit www.libertywildlife.org for more information.