The best way to enjoy birds of prey is to go outside and look up! These fascinating birds can be found in vastly different settings around the world, from beaches to mountaintops, from the Arctic to the tip of South America. Bird-watching is a fast-growing activity that is family-friendly, inexpensive and fun for all ages. To watch birds of prey in your own back yard, install a nest box and see them courting, hunting, and raising their young.
On our website, you will find many other ways to enjoy birds of prey: learn about their habits and behavior, take a quiz or play a game, shop for a book or toy related to birds of prey, or enjoy close-up views via our web cam, videos, and photo galleries. Read Notes from the Field for an armchair view of the hard work and fascinating experiences of our biologists and technicians in exotic locations around the world.
For those living in or visiting Boise, Idaho, a stop at the World Center for Birds of Prey is a must-do. The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center provides daily live bird demonstrations and interactive displays for all ages. The Archives of Falconry offers an intriguing glimpse into the ancient sport of falconry.
The public is invited each fall to watch in Arizona as we release young California Condors to the wild at our facility at Vermilion Cliffs near the Grand Canyon. Condors can be seen soaring throughout the year at the Grand Canyon, but the month of May is considered prime time for condor-watching.