Birds will take to the skies for outdoor flight demonstrations at the World Center for Birds of Prey

29 September 2014

BOISE, Idaho – Falcons, hawks, and owls will demonstrate their impressive flying skills at outdoor flight displays at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey beginning Friday, October 3.

The demonstrations will be held at 3 p.m. (weather permitting) each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 2. People should arrive by 2:30 p.m. to allow adequate time for seating. There will be no late seating after the program begins.

The dates are Oct. 3-5, Oct. 10-12, Oct. 17-19, Oct. 24-26, Oct. 31-Nov. 2.

For several weeks, education birds at the World Center for Birds of Prey have been training with staff members, who use traditional falconry techniques to highlight the birds’ natural behaviors. The rotating flight crew will include a Swainson’s Hawk, Lanner Falcon, Harris’s Hawk, Aplomado Falcon, Eurasian Eagle-owl, Prairie Falcon, and Taita Falcon.

Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise

When: 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 3-Nov. 2. (The visitor center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.)

Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth 4-16, free to members

Driving directions: From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.

Information: 362-8687

Website: http://www.peregrinefund.org/flight-demo

Visitors who join or renew their Peregrine Fund membership in October will be entered in a raffle to win prizes, including tickets to sporting and cultural events, food and hotel packages, and outdoor recreation.

The shows will be held outdoors at Raptor Ridge, a 300-person seating area with scenic views of the Boise Valley. Prior to the flight demonstration, visitors can tour the interpretive center, where there are live birds of prey and hands-on activities for children and adults. A tour of The Archives of Falconry, featuring an authentic Middle Eastern hunting tent, will be held at 11 a.m. only on flight show days.

For more information, contact:

Erin Katzner

Director of Global Engagement
Main Phone: 208-362-3716
Direct Phone: 208-362-8277
The Peregrine Fund