Raptors Up Close and Personal
No, not the Jurassic Park variant, but the majestic eagles, hawks, falcons and owls that frequent the skies of many parts of the world.
Living in Western Canada is a fantastic location to spot these birds in their natural settings, and observe them at their best. For those of you who don't have the time or inclination, there are a number of raptor rehabilitation centres in Western Canada that offer a rare opportunity to get up close and personal with a number of these bird species. For those fortunate to live in Southern Alberta, we have one of these centres that is open to the general public.
The Birds of Prey Centre, located in Coaldale, Alberta is home to one of the largest private collection of raptors in the world. The centre is a rehabilitation centre for birds who have injuries that without the centres help, would have most likely not survived in the wild. Many of the birds are returned to their natural habitat after being treated at the centre, but unfortunately for some, their injuries will never allow them to survive in the wild, and they have fond a new home at the centre.
The centre offers educational programs for schools, clubs and organizations to come and spend some time with these wonderful birds, and take home a unique experience and better understanding of their fine feathered friends. It is also open to the general public during certain times of the year. Please check with the centre before arriving.