Doris Mager, the founder of SOAR, Inc., will have birds of prey to see and learn about, including a great-horned owl, an eastern screech Owl, and an American kestrel.
Mager has rehabilitated over 80 eagles and has returned 15 to the wild. Known as “The Eagle Lady,” Mager has devoted almost 50 years of her life to rescuing, rehabilitating, training, researching and loving 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 and to raise money for the Florida Audubon Society’s Birds of Prey Center.
Mager gave up her rehabilitation permit due to the overwhelming demand for lectures. Her concern for the protection of wildlife centers on the education of our future generation.
In her own words, “Giving educational programs and working with live raptors is still the most important thing in my life.”
Goliad State Park is located a half-mile south of Goliad on U.S. Highway 183. Park entry fee is $3 per adult with children 12 and under free.
Due to the popularity of the SOAR program, seating may be limited.
For more information, call Goliad State Park at 361-645-3405.