Skyhunters in Flight
The Ward Museum is proud to welcome back master falconer, Brian Bradley, for the 43rd Ward World Championship. Brian has been a falconer and animal trainer for over twenty years. His passion for the outdoors and birds of prey began as a child. At age 14 he became an apprentice falconer and crafted his skills under the tutelage of famous falconer and biology professor Heinz Meng. Today his love of raptors and a desire to educate others about these magnificent creatures led to the creation of Skyhunters In Flight - an educational program with performing birds of prey.
Skyhunters is a detailed look into the world of raptors. The program examines the natural history and biology of birds of prey from around the world. Learn about the ancient sport of falconry. Experience the silent flight of an owl. Watch a hawk and hunting dog work together, and see a falcon chase a lure at high speed. This informative, action-oriented program offers something for everyone.
The program is included with your general admission ticket to the 43rd Annual Ward World Championship Wildfowl Carving Competition and Art Festival, and will take place at 11:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 27.
This program has been financed through the Lower Eastern Shore Heritage Council (LESHC), a nonprofit 501c3 organization whose purpose is to preserve, protect and promote the historical, cultural and natural heritage of Maryland's Somerset, Wicomico and Worcester Counties.
This program has been financed in part with State Funds from the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority (MHAA), an instrumentality of the State of Maryland. However, the contents and opinions do not necessarily reflect the views of the Maryland Heritage Areas Authority.