Founded in 1979, the Audubon Center for Birds of Prey in Maitland has treated over 12,000 injured or orphaned birds of prey. More than 40% have been able to be released back into the wild! This well known facility is just a short walk from Thurston House. Probably some of the spectacular birds we see flying around and fishing in Lake Eulalia are birds who have taken up residence at the center at one time or another. For that hard to buy for person, the center has an Adopt-a-Bird program. Sponsor a bird and receive an adoption certificate and photo, an introductory membership to Audubon, and annual newsletter and invitations to special events.