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

North Somerset Bird of Prey Centre

Smallway Leisure Park

Smallway

Congresbury

BS49 5AA

 

Zoo License: 2021/38241


For alll bookings and enquires please email nsbopc@aol.co.uk

HOW TO CONTACT US

 

Please email nsbopc@aol.co.uk and a member of the team will get back to you as quickly as possible.

 

Please be patient when waiting for replies, we have over 150 animals whos care is our number 1 priority!

 

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NEWS & UPADTES

Raptors & Reptiles Event

 

Our annual Raptors & Reptiles Event is back! This year bigger and better than ever!

 

Join us on Sunday 23rd June from 11.30am for several fun filled hours of handling birds of prey and reptiles.

 

Tickets must be pre-booked by emailing nsbopc@aol.co.uk

 

£17pp - spaces are limted and will sell out

 

Please email or visit our Facebook page for more details

 

 

NEW EXPERIENCES RELEASED!

 

Now you can get a taste of exactly what zookeeper life is like with our NEW Zookeeper for the Day and    Junior Keeper Experiences!

Head to the Experiences & Gift Vouchers page for more details.

 

 

ADOPTIONS ARE NOW HALF PRICE!!

 

Head to our Adoptions page for more details and to grab a bargain!

 

AVIAN INFLUENZA - We have set up a fundraiser to help raise enough funds to enable us to cover the bird of prey centre with a net to keep out any potentially infected wild birds. We appreciate any donations, no matter how large or small and everything we receive really makes a huge difference.

 

Background;

In 2022, there was more than 5x as many outbreaks of Avian Influenza (Bird flu) as there were in the whole of 2021 and scientists suggest that this is the worst outbreak of the disease ever seen in the UK. In previous years, bird flu tended to be seasonal, appearing occasionally over the winter period but this year cases have continued to remain high even throughout the summer. This has sadly resulted in birds at zoos and rescue centres having to be culled.

 

There have been several outbreaks in the area, the nearest less than 20 miles away! With this in mind, we plan to erect a large net over the whole of the centre to stop any wild birds from entering as it seems infected wild birds are the main way in which the virus is being transmitted. This lethal virus is unlikely to ever go away and it is vital we do everything we can to protect our bird collection from avian influenza. We are home to many threatened and endangered birds of prey which are of great conservational concern.

 

A sincere thank you from all our staff and feathered friends

 

How can we help and support your work?

- It's been a tough few years for all businesses but especially for zoos that have large overheads which can't be cut (food, veterinary care, heating, lighting, staffing, to name but a few).

 

Donations of fruit and vegetables are needed regularly to help keep the animals well fed so please do feel free to bring some along with you when you visit, the animals will really appreciate it! We can also accept dog and cat food, rodent food, rabbit food, hay, nuts and ferret food. Just drop us a message if you think you may have something of use.

 

We have an Amazon Wish List for items we really need from food and supplements, building and maintenance equipment, to medical supplies and enrichment items for the animals. Every gift really does make a big difference! https://www.amazon.co.uk/.../29QN2H5LG.../ref=cm_wl_huc_view

 

You can also send a donation to www.paypal.me/nsbopc

Rest assured, 100% of donations go towards the care of the animals.

OUR RESCUE WORK

 

As a non for profit organisation we really rely on help from the kind public to help us with our rescue and rehabilitation work.  Since 2013, we have managed to help 83 injured wild birds of prey and other neglected animals and this number is ever growing. It simply would not be possible without your help and support so thank you.

If you would like to help us help animals in need there are many ways in which you can;

- Donations allow us to offer medical help to animals that needs it. It costs us, on average, £174 to treat an animal in our hospital and we receive no government funding or grants towards this https://www.paypal.me/nsbopc

- Book an Experience day to meet our birds of prey up close. Your money goes straight back into the centre to allow us to care for more sick and injured wildlife and abandoned exotic pets.

- Amazon wish list. We have compiled a list of useful items we need. Everything from medical supplies and cleaning equipment to enrichment and toys for the animals in our care. Starting from just a few pounds, everything, no matter how small, really does make a big difference https://www.amazon.co.uk/…/wishlist/29QN…/ref=cm_wl_huc_view

- Find us on social media. Simply liking and sharing our posts helps spread the word about what we do and helps us educate people on the wildlife around us. You can find us on Facebook, Instagram and Twitter!

 

Licensing Update:

As of 1st April 2019, all Animal Activities must be licensed which includes animal encounters, village fetes and fairs, bird of prey displays, educational talks for schools and children’s groups, animal therapy visits to hospitals and care homes, children’s parties, etc. If there is an animal involved in anyway, then the company requires this license.  This is to ensure higher welfare standards for the animals being used and greater public safety. 

We are fully licensed (2021/38241) and we are also fully insured.

If booking a company that has animals, please ensure they are licensed as it is now a legal requirement. Anyone operating without this license will be doing so illegally and their Public Liability Insurance will also be void.

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