North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre
North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre

North Somerset Bird Of Prey Centre

Smallway

Congresbury

BS49 5AA


07557 785621

nsbopc@aol.co.uk

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Our visitor centre is open on selected dates throughout the year. Visit our 'Open Days' menu for dates and more info.

 

Owl experiences, Hawk walks, Falconry days, Bird of prey encounters, courses and private bookings are held on all other days throughout the year.

 

Please contact 07557 785621 and leave a message for availability and bookings or email us at nsbopc@aol.co.uk

 

 

Donation
10.00 GBP

I would like to make a £10 donation to the North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre to support their work

Donation

ADOPTIONS

Ok, so you've met our birds and fell in love with one of our family. That's ok, it happens!

 

Caring for a bird of prey whether it's a 5oz Kestrel or a 7lb Golden Eagle, takes a lot of time, effort and of course money.  Each has a specific and expensive diet. This will consist of day old chick, rat, mouse and quail. Obviously we can't pop down to the local pet shop or supermarket for this food, so have to source it from specialist breeders. Add this to the time needed to train, fly and maintain their enclosures- and you can see why we appreciate your help!

 

You can now adopt any of our birds for an annual fee of just £35.00. Perfect as a gift for someone or as a treat for yourself!

 

In return, you will receive:
 
 ~ A certificate of Adoption
      
 ~ A photograph of your adopted bird

 

 ~ An information sheet on the species
      
 ~ A keyring of your adopted bird

 

 ~ An invitation to meet and handle your chosen bird at one of our Open Days!

 

You will also know that your contribution is helping to make a difference to the life of the bird you love... Thank you

Annual Adoption
35.00 GBP

A years adoption of a bird of prey of your choice.

Dont forget to drop us an email with the name of the bird you would like to adopt and the name of the person you would like printed on the certificate!

ADOPT

Some of our birds you can adopt

 

 

Hercules - He is a European Eagle Owl who was hatched and hand raised here at the centre.  He is one of our largest display birds and a big favourite during our flying displays.

 

Cerberus - He is a Tawny Owl and they are famous for there distinctive 'twit twoo' calls.  Cerberus was hatched at the centre and first born to Orion and Cassiopeia. He has already begun staring in our Owl Experiences and other displays. We enjoy having native birds of prey in our teams.

 

 

Mowgli -He is an Asian Brown Wood owl who hatched in 2017.  He grew up with tiny Nandita and they are best friends. However Mowgli is now over 10 times her size! He is a true gentle giant and is going to get more and more beautiful as his adult feathers come through.

Thor - Is a Pale Chanting Goshawk and he is new to the team this year. They have incredibly long legs which they use to their advantage when running around the African savannah chasing lizards and snakes. Thor has a lovely personality and is very handsome.  He will grow ever more good looking over the next few years as he changes into his bright blue adult plumage and his legs will turn a striking orange colour.

 

 

 

Nandita - She is a tiny Indian Scops owl, weighing in at only 4oz. She is one of the cutest owls on the team and has the prettiest big brown eyes. She is already a favourite on our Owl Experiences and Bird of Prey Encounters.

 

 

Casper - She is a great grey owl who hatched in 2014.  Very fluffy and very friendly, she loves to chat away to all the staff and is breathtaking in our flying displays. Casper has recently been moved to a large aviary where she has company in the form of her new mate, Reg.  It will be a while before Reg is old enough to breed but we hope to have baby Great Greys in the future.

 

 

Maleficent - She is a hybrid falcon, a cross between a Gyr Falcon and a Saker Falcon.  Maleficent was bred here at the centre in 2017 and is the first chick born to Sabre and Earl.  Sabre was a regular during our flying demonstrations and is dynamite in the air.  Flying in at high speeds makes for a spectacular display, perfectly showcasing her speed and power.  We hope that Maleficent will follow in her footsetps, they are big shoes to fill!

 

Cherish - She is a cross between an American Barn owl and a European Barn owl.  Cherish can do almost anything, from static and flying displays, to wedding ring deliveries and television work.  She is always on form and enjoys plenty of attention

 

 

Luna - Little Luna is a White Faced Owl which comes from South Africa.  One of the smallest birds on the team but has one of the biggest personalities, everyone who meets her falls in love!

 

Sansa - She is a Northern Hawk owl and she was bred by a friend of the centre's in 2016.  She stared in her first public flying display at just 7 weeks old! She is looking like she's going to be an absolute super star and we have high hopes for her.

 

Dotty - She hatched in 2016 and is the daughter of the super popular, Dillon.  Dot is a Little owl and she is becoming as popular on our displays and experience days as her dad. Weighing in at just 7oz she really is a 'little owl'.  The Little owl is one of the five species of owls living in Britain.

 

Inca - He was hatched and raised, along with his sister Boogie, here at the centre in 2009.  Inca is very light in colour for a Barn owl and is silent in flight and when out on displays.  He is especially effective during wedding services where he will fly down the isle with the rings surprising all the guests.

 

Flash - He is a Harris Hawk and was hatched around 2003.  He is used on displays, experience days, hawk walks and hunting trips.  He has super manners and will fly to anyone who has some food!  He is at his happiest when he is showing off and showcasing his skills.

 

 

Cinnamon - She hatched in 2015 and is a dark breasted barn owl.  She is particularly stunning and very laid back.  She has been a great addition to our flying display team and she is a regular on the owl experiences.

 

Pedro - Is a Mottled Owl.  He is stunning in flight and has the most gorgous blue eyelids that he likes to show off by blinking really slowly. A very popular member of the team and is turning out to be one of the most reliable birds in flying arena, always putting in a good display.

 

 

Rebel - He is a Harris Hawk that hatched in 2014.  He was raised by us with his siter, Rouge.  He is very gentle and turning into a brilliant display bird, learning from Flash his mentor.

 

Rogue - She is much more powerful and determind then her brother Rebel.  She has joined our hunting team and is already showing signs that she could become a very sucessful hunter.  With staff and customers however her temperment is fantastic and she is as gentle as can be.

 

Calypso - Is a Siberian Eagle Owl, one of the largest owl species in the world! She hatched in March 2015 ad is the haeviest bird on our display team.  She is beautifully light in colour and is coming on reallywell in the flying displays. You may meet Calypso yourself on our experience days, we hope you are feeling strong!

 

Arizona - Is a female American Kestrel.  She is one of the smallest birds of prey we have here at the centre but also one of the very loudest!  She hatched in 2015 and was hand reared, hence her noise towards her 'mum and dad'!  She is a lovely bird to watch in our flying displays, blink and you might miss her!

 

Paris - She is a female European kestrel. She only hatched in 2015 but came along so well in her training that she did some film work for the BBC's The One Show at just 9 weeks old!  She is a beautiful looking girl and flys with such confidence for a young bird.

 

 

Wilbur - He is a Ural owl.  He only hatched in 2015 so is still very young.  He is stunningly beautiful and is also a very unusual species of owl. We have recently paired him with his new mate, Willow and can be seen together on our open days.

 

Barbossa - Barbossa, or Captain Barbossa to give you his full name, is a Red Kite. One of our native species that became nearly extinct in England just over 100 years ago. They have since been rereleased and are currently doing very well.  Barbossa was born this year and has joined our educational team at the centre where he will serve as an ambassador for his species. They are one of the most distinct birds of prey in the UK with their beautiful red forked tail and stunning blue head feathers.  Barbossa will undergo training to join our flying team and will be seen during our Open Day flying displays in the near future.

 

 

 

The birds above are the most popular and most of them are availabe to be handled.  However, you are also welcome to visit our Facebook page to see more of the birds you can choose to adopt. 

 

Please note if you do choose one of our breeding birds to adopt, you will be offered an alternative bird for you hold so not to disturb them.  We also have to occasionally rest or moult birds throughout different times of the year so may have to offer you an alternative bird for your free hold.

 

The invitation to meet your chosen bird will give you one free admittance on your choice of one of our six open days and the chance to meet and hold your adopted bird on the day.  If your bird is part of our flying display, you may even be asked to help with out with the flying!

 

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