Everyone living on Sedona property has the chance to view local wildlife. Many of these encounters happen in your own backyard, but there are also special opportunities to get up close and personal with a variety of creatures that call Sedona home. One such experience is available with Sedona Area Raptor and Wildlife Presentations at the Verde Canyon Railroad. A train ride on the Verde Canyon Railroad is already a great chance to view wildlife, but with this program, Arizona’s Liberty Wildlife brings birds and other creatures for visitors to see.
Have the opportunity to see wild raptors, owls, and reptiles up close at the depot and during the ride on the train. A bald eagle even makes an appearance on select Saturdays in the year. Her name is Sonora and she regularly enjoys train rides. She was injured and is unable to return to the wild, so serves as an educator and also a sign of the commitment the railroad has to protecting all inhabitants of the canyon. On the days that Liberty Wildlife is available at the depot, they will have a variety of creatures on the patio and they will give a presentation from 11 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. This is open to the public.
See Raptors, Reptiles, and Other Creatures Near Your Sedona Home
Raptors at the Depot (on the patio) will take place this month on March 11th and March 25th. The bald eagle presentation at the depot will be available on March 14th. Reptiles at the Rails will be available on select dates during the summer months. Consider booking tickets for a train ride on these dates to have an extra special experience. Sedona property owners are also invited to visit Liberty Wildlife at 2600 E. Elwood in Phoenix. They offer regular visiting hours as well as special events throughout the year. Visit Liberty Wildlife online for more details. Find more information about raptor and wildlife presentations and a link to book train tickets on the Verde Canyon Railroad.