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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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Trudy T wrote a review Jul 2022
Hinton, Canada53 contributions2 helpful votes
We got there when it first opened. It was great to hold a burrowing owl and great horned owl. Free food for the ducks was nice. The demo of the bird flying for pieces of chicken, awesome! Wonderful place.
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Date of experience: July 2022
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traveltheworld461 wrote a review Jul 2022
Fort McMurray, Canada1342 contributions138 helpful votes
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Absolutely LOVE this place and will be going back as soon as possible. You can walk around on your own time as the tours are self-guided. It is informative and interesting. We enjoyed the wetland boardwalk and seeing the yellow-headed blackbirds. The farm duck feeding was not open to the public due to Avian Flu precautions. I was glad to see they are taking these preventative steps while still allowing members of the public to visit. We got to hang out with a baby great-horned owl. We held an adult great-horned owl and got some amazing photos. It was a little sad to see the eagles, hawks, and owls tethered to their perches outside but I guess aviaries are super expensive. This place does amazing work for injured birds of prey in Alberta. The gift shop was affordable and had great selection. All the money also goes back into the shelter. A truly memorable experience and I highly recommend.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Harry D wrote a review Jun 2022
Saskatchewan, Canada20 contributions1 helpful vote
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The Birds of Prey Visitor’s Centre was better than I anticipated. I arrived just in time to see the free flight show with the bald eagle, which was awesome! You see the carers passion for the birds in their care and were eager to share their knowledge. I later watched the red tailed hawks flight and was excited when asked if I’d be interested in holding an owl! Like they really needed to ask. The carer explained in good detail what to do and how and it was a memorable moment. First the burrowing owl and then a greater horned owl. The keeper also explained what she was doing while spending time teaching an owl how the work with the glove. Seeing as this is a rehabilitation and care centre, you’re supporting them directly helps in costs of rehabbing and feeding these magnificent creatures. I very highly recommended going, seeing and supporting them. It is a credit to all involved. Thank you for an awesome day! 😃👍
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Evelyn T wrote a review Sep 2021
Calgary, Canada133 contributions17 helpful votes
We like to visit this centre once a year to support them in their goal to rehabilitate birds of prey that are brought to them because they have been injured or abandoned. Excellent place for students to work in the summer. Unfortunately not open beyond Labour Day.
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Date of experience: September 2021
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PJ D wrote a review Jun 2021
Black Diamond, Canada120 contributions35 helpful votes
We have been wanting to go to the Alberta Burds of Prey centre for some time now but Covid and other things seems to get in the way. So elated we finally got a chance to explore and visit. It was so amazingly done with park like settings and the birds....the birds... the hawks and eagles and owls and everything else....what a great job. Colin was such a great host, talking to us and listening to our stories. His understated presence is pleasantly received with his passion for the centre and birds shining through. Definitely recommend for all ages. A wonderful family outing and memory to be made.
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Date of experience: June 2021
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