Gooseneck Hill Waterfowl Sanctuary, the largest covered waterfowl Sanctuary in the world is having a Grand Reopening and Rubber Duckie Festival on Sunday, July 29 from 12-5 p.m. at the Sanctuary at 5067 Townline Road, Delevan, NY 14042. See a 10 ft. tall Rubber Duck and have your picture taken with it.

Gooseneck Hill was destroyed by the 20” snowstorm on March 2. Then on June 13, four huge trees came down on the net above one of the ponds in the lower aviary and again destroyed more netting and fencing. This is the third time there was extensive damage to the aviaries. (The first time was in 2009 when the lower aviary was completely destroyed by the flood. At that time both aviaries were severely damaged.)

Gooseneck Hill is now repaired and is open on July 29. Over 200 plants and trees were planted, netting and fencing was repaired, steel posts were put up outside to support the fence and net; 27,000 hog rings were used to put the net back together.

Nip N’ Tuck with Dave Tucker on guitar will be playing, Colden Mill will be serving pulled pork, hamburgers, hot dogs, mac and cheese, desserts and more. Guided bird tours will be given throughout the day and are $2 for each tour, and admission is only $5. Pick a duck and if your duck is the lucky duck, you win a prize. 

Gooseneck Hill does not receive any government funding or grants. They have 700 endangered and protected ducks, geese and swans from all over the world. All the birds can fly this 5-acre sanctuary. Come and support them. For more information : (716) 942-6835, email rosebird@frontiernet.net, visit  www.gooseneck

hillwaterfowlfarm.com  or come to the fundraiser and support them.