Arts, Dining & Entertainment

VINS unfurls ‘Bird of Prey’

Saturday, Dec. 27 at 4 and 7 p.m.—QUECHEE— VINS is thrilled to bring “Bird of Prey,” the award-winning documentary from the Cornell Lab of Ornithology to Upper Valley audiences this holiday season.

Fourteen stories high in a rainforest tree, a pair of Philippine eagles struggles to raise their chick. Watch with us as this new life grows from gawky chick to powerful eaglet—one of fewer than 800 remaining. This stunning film tells the moving tale of a small but devoted group of people who refuse to believe in anything less than this magnificent bird’s recovery.

“Bird of Prey” weaves stunning natural history footage of the critically endangered Great Philippine Eagle with the remarkable story of wildlife cinematographer Neil Rettig and a small group of conservationists from the Philippine Eagle Foundation (PEF) who work tirelessly to save the bird from extinction. The film follows Rettig’s return to the Philippines 36 years after he and his crew captured the first-ever recorded images of the eagle in the wild. An expertly woven tale with stunning cinematography, “Bird of Prey” documents Rettig’s grueling expedition alongside an inspiring group of people who are determined to save the Great Philippine Eagle from extinction. Learn more at

A $10 donation is suggested. For more information, contact VINS at 802.359.5000 x245 or VINS Nature Center is located at 149 Nature’s Way in Quechee.

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