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Come experience the beauty and talent of some of the most exquisite creatures in the world at one of our free bird shows! These are the perfect event ideas for group outings, families and individuals alike! Also great for something education and fun for grandchildren or friends.

So, when you need event ideas to please a crowd and entertain hearts both young and old, pop in and see a cockatoo roller-skate, an owl swoop overhead or a break dancing lory at one of the events below!

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April and hyacinth

Listing of Events

Rare Jewels of the Rainforests

COST: FREE

The “first city of Kansas” Leavenworth, rich in history, has a wonderful public library that is hosting our endangered species program on July 17th, at 2:00 o’clock. This has our best birds in it – including a hyacinth macaw (the largest of all parrot species), an Eurasian eagle-owl (the largest type of owl in the world), and a toco toucan (you guessed it – the largest specie of toucan) and several other rare parrots.

Did you know that the hyacinth macaw’s cobalt-blue feathers – turn an emerald green when wet? That is because they really aren’t blue! Whaaaat? Come to the program to find out more. Why does a toucan have such a long beak? Can an owl turn it’s head all the way around? Can birds really talk or sing? Come to the Leavenworth Public Library to learn more!

Rare Jewels of the Rainforests includes these birds:

Hyacinth macaw, either a blue-throated macaw OR a shamrock macaw, a Moluccan cockatoo (or other specie of endangered cockatoo), parrotlet or dove, Amazon parrot(s), one of the medium-sized parrots (ex: African grey, rose-breasted cockatoo, etc.), and of course the largest type of owl in the world, the Eurasian eagle-owl.

Featured event image for Rare Jewels of the Rainforsts, featuring Snowball

Dates and Times

July 16 @ 10:00AM – 11:00AM
Fort Scott Public Library
201 S National Ave
Fort Scott, KS 66701
620.223-2882

July 17 @ 8:00AM – 9:00AM
Leavenworth Public Library
417 Spruce Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
http://leavenworthpubliclibrary.org/
913-682-5666

Rare Jewels of the Rainforest with Awesome Birds Features!

COST: FREE

Beak ‘n Wings is a state licensed shelter for relinquished birds. They are the only licensed avian rescue in the State of Kansas. The club has taken in 1,848 birds needing new homes. All birds taken in are fostered in homes of volunteer club members and rehabilitated if needed.

This group of wonderful bird people are fun loving and love their birds. They serve a very important role helping birds of all sizes.

Come join us for an afternoon of laughter, fun and educational ‘bird stuff’ that combines features from both our Rare Jewels of the Rainforests and Awesome Birds events!

Featured event image for Rare Jewels of the Rainforest, featuring monet with wings spread

Date and Time

September 8 @ 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Beak ‘n Wings Bird Club Meeting
9010 Rosehill Rd.
Lenexa, KS 66215
http://beaknwings.org/
913.322.3398

Rare Jewels + LeRoy Homecoming!

LeRoy Homecoming has been happening for 64 years!

COST: FREE

Great music, Antique Car Show, Parade, Homecoming Hustle (running) road race, Craft Fair at City Park, Carnival, Ice Cream Social, Greased Pig Contest, Horseshoe Pitch, Turtle Race, and Wings of Love! This event combines the wonderful birds and presentations in both Rare Jewels of the Rainforests and Awesome Birds!

Featured event image for Rare Jewels of the Rainforest, featuring 2 blue macaws

Date and Time

September 7 @ 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Coffey County Library – LeRoy Branch
713 Main
LeRoy, KS 66857
https://www.cclibraryks.org/locations/leroy/
620-964-2321

Awesome Birds!

COST: FREE

Join us for the Midwest’s ONLY performing bird show ‘Awesome Birds‘! If you haven’t seen this, you MUST come – it will show you just how intelligent these birds are. They have learned how to roller skate, ride a bicycle, play basketball, raise the American flag, drive a vehicle, bowl, spell words and much more.

Do you believe that parrots can talk or sing? Did you know a hyacinth macaw’s cobalt blue feathers turn green when they take a shower? That tells us their feathers really are not blue. Learn more about this at the FREE bird show.

Don’t think bird shows are just for kids either! We guarantee 60-100 year old kids will love these shows and be AMAZED at their avian antics!

What specie(s) of bird might be best for you and/or your family? Learn some tips and tricks of working with them. If someone calls you a ‘bird brain’ you should not be insulted, as some birds brains are equivalent to that of a 5-year old child. Learn about a bird’s care, caging, species-specific diets and more.

Awesome Birds features these birds:

Hyacinth macaw, either a blue-throated macaw OR a shamrock macaw, a Moluccan cockatoo (or other specie of endangered cockatoo), parrotlet or dove, Amazon parrot(s), one of the medium-sized parrots (ex: African grey, rose-breasted cockatoo, etc.), and of course the largest type of owl in the world, the Eurasian eagle-owl.

Featured event image for Rare Jewels of the Rainforest, featuring Uala on roller skates

Dates and Times

June 8 @ 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Colbern Road MCPL
1000 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
816.525.9924

June 17 @ 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Boardwalk Branch
8656 N. Ambassador Drive
Kansas City, MO 64154
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/boardwalk
816.741.9011

June 20 @ 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Platte City Branch
2702 N.W. Prairie View Road
Platte City, MO 64079
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/platte-city
816.858.2322

Woodneath American Colonial style building with columns, sitting on a hill with a fence in front of it

June 22 @ 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Woodneath Library Center
8900 NE Flintlock Road
Kansas City, MO 64157
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/woodneath-library-center
816.883.4900

July 7 @ 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Smithville Branch
1000 NE Colbern Road
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/smithville
816.525.9924

July 7 @ 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Parkville MCPL
8815 Tom Watson Pkwy
Parkville, MO 64152
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/parkville
816.741.4721

July 11 @ 2:00PM – 3:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Red Bridge MCPL
11140 Locust St.
Kansas City, MO 64131
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/red-bridge

July 18 @ 9:30AM – 10:30AM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Parkville MCPL
8815 Tom Watson Pkwy
Parkville, MO 64152
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/parkville
816.741.4721

July 18 @ 11:00AM – 12:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Parkville MCPL
8815 Tom Watson Pkwy
Parkville, MO 64152
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/parkville
816.741.4721

July 25 @ 10:30 – 11:30AM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Grain Valley MCPL
101 S. W. Eagles Parkway
Grain Valley, MO 64029
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/grain-valley
816.228.4020

July 25 @ 12:00PM – 1:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Grain Valley MCPL
101 S. W. Eagles Parkway
Grain Valley, MO 64029
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/grain-valley
816.228.4020

July 27 @ 10:30AM – 11:30AM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Smithville MPCL
120 Richardson St.
Smithville, MO 6408
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/smithville
816.532.0116

July 30 @ 11:30AM – 12:30PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Oak Grove MCPL
2320 S. Broadway
Oak Grove, MO 64075
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/oak-grove
816.690.3213

July 30 @ 1:00PM – 2:00PM
Mid-Continent Public Library – Oak Grove MCPL
2320 S. Broadway
Oak Grove, MO 64075
https://www.mymcpl.org/locations/oak-grove
816.690.3213

Nature's Rainbow

We are amping this show up for Leavenworth!

COST: FREE

The “first city of Kansas” Leavenworth, rich in history, has a wonderful public library that is hosting the “Nature’s Rainbow” program, on Wednesday, July 17th at 1:30 o’clock and 3:00 o’clock.

We doubt you have ever seen such gorgeous parrots as you will on this day. A cobalt blue hyacinth macaw, the largest of all parrots!

When she takes a shower, her feathers turn an emerald green! WHAAAT? Come and find out why/how this is. Also a shamrock or blue-throated macaw, and a Moluccan cockatoo. All are severely endangered with extinction in the wild.

Also you’ll hear a bird talk and/or sing. You will see a live bird come out of an exciting book. The birds will do natural behaviors with some audience participation. You’ll be able to meet the smallest and largest of parrots!

Featured event image for Nature's Rainbow, featuring Stargazer

Dates and Times

July 17 @ 1:30PM – 2:00PM
Leavenworth Public Library
417 Spruce Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
http://leavenworthpubliclibrary.org/
913-682-5666

July 17 @ 3:00PM – 3:30PM
Leavenworth Public Library
417 Spruce Street
Leavenworth, KS 66048
http://leavenworthpubliclibrary.org/
913-682-5666

Draco Malfoy's Eagle-Owl (Harry Potter)

COST: FREE

Draco, the cowardly bully who manipulates and hurts people in Harry Potter, had an eagle-owl whoooo delivered packages of sweets.  Come meet ‘Swoop’ or ‘Bubo’ or maybe both of our Eurasian eagle-owls!

Legacy Park Amphitheater at dusk with lights on before the state

Date and Time

June 30 @ TIME TBA!
Legacy Park Amphitheatre @ Lee’s Summit Parks & Recreation
897 NE Bluestem Dr
Lee’s Summit, MO 64086