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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
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.
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!
Barbossa - Barbossa, or Captain Barbossa to give you his full name, is a Red Kite. One of our native species that 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!