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Audobon Center for Birds of Prey

Orlando, FL
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Audobon Center for Birds of Prey, Orlando FL

Description

Audobon Center for Birds of Prey is located in a gorgeous lakefront setting full of tall tropical trees. Here, birds that are too injured to be in the wild are in cages, some looking out on the lake. The eagles have the best spot with a view. These kind of places always make me sad because I wonder if the bird is really happier in this kind of life. But the volunteers are very dedicated and they will tell you all about the feathered inhabitants of the center.
The bald eagles look very impressive. Cutest of all are the tiny screech owls. There is one in a sort of igloo house across from the ticket window. And there is another one in the main house, with some chubby adorable American Kestrels.
My teenage son loved visiting this place!
Walk to the end of the dock and look out on the lake. There is a covered area with picnic tables and you can look down on water lilies galore. What a lovely spot!
You can walk around Lake Sybelia after, or visit the Maitland Art Center to see Mayan and Christian architecture in a natural setting, and inspiring special exhibits.
For a really cute park with a modern playground and lush vegetation, check out Minnehaha Park.

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The sloped walkways with cages.
The sloped walkways with cages.
Inside the center there is a gazebo on Lake Sybelia.
Inside the center there is a gazebo on Lake Sybelia.
Water lily, as seen from the center's gazebo.
Water lily, as seen from the center's gazebo.
Looking out on Lake Sybelia from the Audobon Center.
Looking out on Lake Sybelia from the Audobon Center.
Views of the lake and water lilies from the center.
Views of the lake and water lilies from the center.
Visitors looking inside a cage.
Visitors looking inside a cage.
Eastern Screech Owl, so sweet, inside the house.
Eastern Screech Owl, so sweet, inside the house.
Views from Lake Sybelia Drive- go for a walk after your visit!
Views from Lake Sybelia Drive- go for a walk after your visit!
 

Directions

Audobon Center for Birds of Prey is located at 1101 Audobon Way, Maitland FL 32751, call (407) 644-0190.
Open Tues-Sun 10-4. Closed Mondays and holidays.
Admission is $5 for adults, $4 for children aged 4 and up.

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Last Updated Mon, 30 Mar 2015 01:35:39 GMT