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World Center For Birds of Prey

Address: 5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709
Phone Number: 208 362 8687
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Ranked #3 of 65 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Owner description: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and...
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Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
Activities: Birdwatching
Hours:
Tue - Sun 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Owner description: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.

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San Antonio, Texas
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94 reviews 94 reviews
39 attraction reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2014 NEW

On the edge of town. This is a short visit with a guided tour and a self tour. It is an up close opportunity to see these incredible birds and learn about the history of humans and birds working together to hunt.

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32 reviews 32 reviews
10 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

This is a wonderful place to visit and learn about all types of raptors. A rare chance at seeing California Condors. Great work being done to educate people about raptors and their importance.

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Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
11 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

People from all over the world visit here, and you should too! Closed on Mondays during the winter, and close at 4 pm, then during spring & summer, they close at 5. Check their website for hours to be current. They have four bird presentations a day where a handler brings out a raptor and talks about that bird. There... More 

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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2014

We enjoyed the displays and attended one of the live bird programs which was well done. The center is well done and informative.

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Newcastle, Australia
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33 reviews 33 reviews
6 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Very well designed and extremely helpful staff, including the many volunteers. Very educational. Try to get there early so that yo duo not miss any of the free flight displays.

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Top Contributor
50 reviews 50 reviews
14 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

The Asian Eagle Owl was displayed when we were there, at a little out door amphitheater. It was big! It flew from spot to spot and onto the handlers glove, and she brought it around the audience close enough to touch, very impressive. We spent a couple of hours and could have even used more time. There is one large... More 

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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99 reviews 99 reviews
25 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

Restoring endangered birds to their natural environments is the purpose of the Peregrine Fund, which operates this facility. Breeding, hatching, raising, and releasing California condors takes place here: knowledgeable, friendly docents explain the process, almost all of which takes place away from public view because the birds are to remain wild. A live feed shows condor fledglings, and two large... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
43 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Wonderful history of falconery and a nice overview of Birds of Prey. The Archives of Falconrery are second to none, and the 30 minutes you are provided to see the insides of the building dedicated to the history of falconery and a special display of the art of falconery in the Middle East is amazing. Well worth 2 hours of... More 

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Spokane Valley, Washington
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104 reviews 104 reviews
13 attraction reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Although we enjoyed our visit here, there really isn't that much to see and do unless you catch one of the live bird demos and a guided tour. Very few birds to actually see and displays are interesting only if you are really into falconry. That being said, I'm glad we spent the time to drive the distance and experience... More 

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Oshawa
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63 reviews 63 reviews
12 attraction reviews
89 helpful votes 89 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

While visiting friends in Boise, they suggested a trip to the Birds of Prey center and I'm glad they did. There are a few outdoor exhibits with various raptors but they're set up in a way that makes getting good pictures difficult. The condor display was amazing and you have no idea how big these birds are until you're up... More 

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