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World Center For Birds of Prey

5668 West Flying Hawk Lane, Boise, ID 83709
208 362 8687
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Ranked #3 of 87 Attractions in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
Activities: Birdwatching
Traveler Description:  The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and... more »
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Coeur d'Alene, Idaho
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
12 helpful votes 12 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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97 reviews 97 reviews
25 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 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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81 reviews 81 reviews
33 attraction reviews
37 helpful votes 37 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
80 helpful votes 80 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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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
86 helpful votes 86 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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Pensacola
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57 reviews 57 reviews
4 attraction reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Nowhere else will you see a California Condor up close. These birds are being selectively bred here for purpose of being released into the wild. Lots of information about raptors with some beautiful home (imprinted) birds to be seen. There is an excellent guided tour of falconry artifacts. Activities are directed by dedicated and knowledgeable volunteers. Well worth the visit.

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Natick,Massachusetts
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162 reviews 162 reviews
18 attraction reviews
109 helpful votes 109 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

This is a very nice place to see the birds of prey. It is very educational and the had a lot of cool birds to see. Admission was very reasonable although I found the area somewhat small. It is a short drive from downtown and the visit can take 1-2 hours.

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USA
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21 reviews 21 reviews
11 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

I would classify this as a small gem of an attraction for nature loving adults and children. On display was a pair of endangered Ca. condors as well as several other raptors, native and non native. A short live bird presentation was given and we got to see a screech owl on a tether. They rotate birds which are presented.... More

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