Last night I had the honor of photographing the annual Bird Songs event at the Center for Birds of Prey!
The evening known as Bird Songs, now in its eighth year, has become one of our most anticipated social events in Charleston. Featuring some of Nashville’s most talented singer/songwriters, it’s an intimate experience combining cocktails and dinner with music and stories. This year’s headliners were Matt Alderman, Aaron Goodvin, Phillip Lammonds, and Nicole Croteau. But of course the REAL stars of the show are the owls, hawks, and other beautiful birds of prey that mingle among guests, soar overhead, and coo softly in harmony with the music!
A particularly special feature at this year’s program was the releasing of a Bald Eagle that had been injured and brought to the Avian Conservation Center for surgery and rehabilitation. It was so moving to watch Jim Elliott, the center’s Founder and Executive Director, release this majestic creature back into the wild!
Presented in the round, in a relaxed and comfortable setting in the Owl Woods area of the campus, this event has sold out every year! Make sure to check their website early to get a seat for next year’s performance: https://thecenterforbirdsofprey.org/events_calendar/.