Happy Birthday, Lord Richard!

Sunday, June 30, 2019 10:00 am - 5:00 pm ,

Join Lindsay Wildlife Experience for Lord Richard’s 45th birthday on Sunday, June 30!

Lindsay Wildlife will host a day-long party for Richard, who greets and delights Lindsay visitors from his al fresco aviary at the Walnut Creek wildlife center’s entrance. The party includes a watermelon-topped birthday cake specially baked for Richard, arts and crafts, turkey vulture games and two special story times at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m. with the Contra Costa County Library Discover & Go Program. Then sit in the Raptor Redwood Grove and watch Lord Richard take flight!

Watermelon will be provided for visitors to enjoy at Richard’s outdoor aviary!

One of the wildlife rehabilitation center’s longest-living residents, Richard came to Lindsay as a juvenile from the Randall Museum in San Francisco. After being raised by people, he imprinted and would not socialize properly with wild turkey vultures.


Program Schedule:

10: 00 a.m.  Meet and Greet with Lord Richard!

10:15 a.m. – Contra Costa County Library Story Time

10:30 a.m. – Raptor Recess with Lord Richard and birthday card making begins!

11:15 a.m.- Contra Costa County Library Story Time

11:45 a.m.- Wild California 

12:15 p.m. – Porcupine Playtime 

12:30 p.m.- Behind the Scenes

1:00 p.m.– Ice treat cake, watermelon, singing, and more birthday cards!

1:30 p.m.- Natural History Open House

2:15 p.m. – Conservation Action 

2:45 p.m. Explore!

3:30 p.m. – Behind the Scenes

3:45 p.m.  Eco Heroes 

4:30 p.m. – Goodnight, Lord Richard



Where: Lindsay Wildlife Experience, 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, adjacent to Larkey Park.

When: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., Saturday June 30.

Event cost: Free with paid admission. General admission is $10/adults; $8/children ages 2-17; $9/seniors age 65 and up, free for members.

Fun fact:Richard is noted in the Wikipedia listing for turkey vultures.


Lindsay Wildlife Experience

  • (925) 935-1978
  • 1931 First Ave., Walnut Creek, California, 94597, United States


  • Happy Birthday, Richard!
    Sunday, June 30, 2019
    10:00 am - 5:00 pm