Watch birds of prey fly in Montauk State Park April 25

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Volume 37-087 For Immediate Release: April 14, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., -- Experience the "Birds of Prey Fly in Montauk" program on Saturday, April 25, at Montauk State Park near Salem. This free program, sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, will begin at 2 p.m. on the open grassy area between the mill and the lodge.

The World Bird Sanctuary from St. Louis will bring spectacular raptors of Missouri, such as falcons, hawks, owls and vultures, to the park. Get an up-close, personal look at some of the birds and learn fascinating facts about them. You just might feel the breeze of a bird's wing as it flies overhead. Be sure to bring lawn chairs or blankets to sit on during the program.

Montauk State Park is located 22 miles south of Salem on Highway 119.  For more information, contact the park at 573-548-2201 or the Missouri Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit the Web at