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Goliad State Park Presents 'S.O.A.R.'

Jan. 14, 2012 at 6:03 p.m.
Updated Jan. 13, 2012 at 7:14 p.m.


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Goliad State Park is located one-half mile south of Goliad on U.S. Highway 183. Park entry fee is $3 per adult, with children 12 and under free. For more information call Goliad State Park at 361-645-3405.

Goliad State Park will have a special one-hour program at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21, with Doris Mager and the Raptors. Mager, the founder of S.O.A.R., Inc. (Save Our American Raptors) will have birds of prey to see and learn about, including a great-horned owl, a crested caracara, eastern screech owl, and an American kestrel.

Also, at 6 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 20, she will lead an owl walk at the park, which the public is welcome to attend.

Mager has rehabilitated more than 80 eagles and has returned 15 to the wild. Known as "The Eagle Lady," she has devoted the past 47 years of her life to rescuing, rehabilitating, training and researching American birds of prey, also known as raptors.

Mager gained international recognition in 1979 when she lived in an abandoned eagle's nest for seven days and six nights to draw attention to this endangered species' plight. She has given up her rehabilitation permit to concentrate on educating the public about these birds.

The programs are free with park entry fee.

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