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Alberta Birds of Prey Visitor's Centre

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Coaldale, Canada
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About Alberta Birds of Prey Visitor's Centre
Open to vistiors, annually from May 16th to September, Labour Day Monday our goal is to resscue and release injured and orphaned birds of prey back to the wild. Our facility is a working conservation centre offering vistiors up close and interactive experiences featuring the hawks, falcons, eagles and owls of Alberta.
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Neil S wrote a review Sep 2020
Calgary, Canada43 contributions43 helpful votes
I have very mixed feelings about this place , on the one hand it's great to see these fabulous birds up close , having an owl perched on your arm is really cool. However to see such magnificent animals tethered to a perch is highly distressing & I can understand the negative reviews , they at least should an enclosed aviary so they can move around freely. U should know this before u go.
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Date of experience: September 2020
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skierCalgary wrote a review Aug 2020
Calgary, Canada230 contributions115 helpful votes
I have been here twice now and enjoyed both trips immensely. If it wasn't so far from Calgary I would go more often. This trip we saw both an eagle and a hawk fly. Amazing birds and knowledgeable accommodating staff. We had a long talk with the eagle guy and learned a ton. As we were leaving we talked to a staff member holding a barn owl. She had all kinds of time to talk to us and show us how cuddly the owl could be. COVID prevented us from petting the bird which was disappointing but understandable. I know very little about birds in general but this place seems to care for them very well. It looks cruel to see the birds just sitting there tied to the perches but I have seen lots of owls in wild, just sitting there for hours on a tree branch. At least these guys don't have to hunt for food. I would highly recommend a visit to this place, 2 or 3 hours will fly (pun unintended) by and you will enjoy yourself.
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Date of experience: August 2020
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Laurene M wrote a review Jan 2020
Calgary, Canada130 contributions29 helpful votes
I have wanted to visit the Alberta Birds of Prey Nature Centre for a long time and finally got to do so. I must not wait so long next time! As a "birder", I was fascinated by the care that this charitable organization has committed to birds of prey. They have a lovely facility and we thoroughly enjoyed feeding the ducks and visiting the many owls, eagles, hawks and falcons. I got to hold a Great Horned owl much to my amazement! We partook in a flying demonstration with a hawk and learned a great deal. They had rescued baby birds for visitors to see and learn about as well. Well worth seeing and supporting!
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Date of experience: July 2019
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Ronda N wrote a review Sep 2019
Bow Island, Canada6 contributions
Great place too see these huge predator birds up close and personal. And the amount they receive injured that are rehabbed and returned to the wild! Very good work.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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Donna M wrote a review Sep 2019
Coaldale, Canada15 contributions5 helpful votes
Birds of Prey is a great place to visit. You can feed the ducks. See owls, falcons, hawks, and eagles. They have lots of staff that are very knowledgeable. They have a flight show. We saw a bald eagle fly. Also let kids give eagles a shower. Can also hold owls with assistance. The grounds are nicely landscaped. Worth a visit.
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Date of experience: August 2019
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