12pm - 3pm
This unique annual fundraiser has become one of Charleston's most iconic events and provides important funding that supports the Avian Conservation Center's ongoing work identifying and addressing vital environmental issues through providing medical care for injured birds of prey and shorebirds, and through educational, research, and conservation initiatives. In addition to the appearance of captivating avian ambassadors representing birds of prey from around the world, guests will delight in an interesting presentation while enjoying a catered brunch and bar. Tickets for this annual event typically sell out, so it is suggested that you register your name and address on the Center's ticket waitlist, which is available on their website at www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org.
Birds & Brunch at the Bennett offers guests an intimate encounter with the Center's resident collection of birds of prey from around the world. With the goal of raising funds to advance the future of avian conservation in the region, this annual fundraising event will include a curated auction with a variety of items not seen at other events, such as a private, full-day, made-to-order nature excursion for 16 people including food, adult beverages, and a bird of prey experience with the experts from Coastal Expeditions. Other auction items include an 18k Yellow Gold Necklace with Multi-colored Sapphires and Diamonds from Croghan's Jewel Box, a family-sized vacation stay at the rustic log cabins of Salmon Prairie Ranch in northwest Montana located just minutes from Glacier National Park, and a chef-prepared dinner with special samplings of distilled spirits at the new, 16-acre Firefly Distillery, uniquely designed to preserve habitat for local wildlife, located along the shores of Noisette Creek, which is scheduled to open in February of 2020.
For the craft beer or brunch enthusiast, whether in attendance or not, there is a fantastic opportunity to win a private 'Birds, Brews, & Brunch' catered event at the Center for Birds of Prey for up to 40 people with beer provided by six of Charleston's best producers - Charles Towne Fermentory, Edmund's Oast Brewing Company, Frothy Beard Brewing Company, Holy City Brewing, Revelry Brewing, and Tradesman Brewing Company. Although the raffle will be drawn at the end of the brunch, participants will not have to be present to win. Raffle tickets are $40 each and can be purchased online or at the event.
About the Avian Conservation Center
The Avian Conservation Center is a distinctive regional conservation organization with three primary operating divisions: the Center for Birds of Prey, the Avian Medical Clinic, and the South Carolina Oiled Bird Treatment Facility. As an environmental education asset to South Carolina and the region, the Center for Birds of Prey presents conservation and STEAM education for more than 40,000 individuals and students each year.
An epicenter for professional medical services and research pertaining to wild birds of prey and shore birds, the Avian Medical Clinic has treated more than 10,000 patients since opening in 1991. The South Carolina Oiled Bird Response Facility is held in a constant state of preparedness for response to an oil spill in the region including ongoing oil spill response training and maintaining the readiness of treatment facilities and emergency response supplies. The Center can be found online at www.thecenterforbirdsofprey.org and can be reached by phone at 843.971.7474.