Fall Flights 2024 Season Dates

Member tickets available 1 August

General tickets sales open 8 August

Season runs 6 September through 27 October

Fridays, Saturdays, & Sundays at 11am

Trainer Kelsey awestruck by Farrah the Ferruginous Hawk Landing on her glove

Linda Ledbetter

Autumn Visitors!

Autumn in Boise is a great time to visit the World Center for Birds of Prey to see Fall Flights. Every weekend from September through October, see our education birds fly outdoors, where they swoop and soar over the heads of delighted audiences to show off their amazing aerial skills. This is your best opportunity to get up-close to a hawk, falcon, or owl as they glide sometimes only inches over your head! 

Trainer Stephanie being photo bombed by Rosa the Aplomado Falcon

Linda Ledbetter

Narrated Flight Demonstration

Each 45-minute demonstration is narrated to help you learn about the exciting lives of these sky hunters! Children love the high-energy activity of the speeding falcons. Photographers will enjoy the opportunity to photograph the raptors as they fly within close proximity. Bird watchers will marvel to see some of the less common species such as the Aplomado Falcon.

Trainer Jadn as Finn soars low over the audience!

Jim Shane

14th Annual Fall Flights - Coming Fall 2024

Thanks to all who have supported our Avian Ambassadors and trainers throughout the years. We are grateful to all of our sponsors, guests, volunteers, staff, and raptors who have made this unique experience possible. We hope to see you again and appreciate your continued support of The Peregrine Fund!

Thank you to our 13th Annual Fall Flight Sponsors!

Fall Flights Sponsor logos

Frequently asked questions, Fall Flights

Can I buy my Fall Flights tickets at the World Center for Birds of Prey?

No. All tickets must be purchased online, prior to arrival, due to limited seating capacity.

When should I arrive?

Doors open at 10 am and we recommend arriving by 10:30 am to allow time for parking, checking in, and seating before the Flights begin. Late arrivals will not be admitted, but may join the general public and explore the Interpretive Center. 

Will I be admitted to the Fall Flight presentation if I arrive late?

No. Late arrivals are not able to be admitted. Once the Flights begin, access to the amphitheater will be closed for the safety of the birds and seated guests.  Late arrivals are welcome to enjoy the Interpretive Center. 

Can I still visit the World Center for Birds of Prey if I am not attending Fall Flights?

Yes! The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center will remain open to the general public during the Fall Flights program. General Admission tickets are available upon arrival. However, the Interpretive Trails near the Raptor Ridge amphitheater will be closed during the Flights. 

How does Fall Flights affect the regularly scheduled programs?

Fall Flights does not interfere with the daily programs offered. The Velma Morrison Interpretive Center opens at 10 am to the general public and there will still be an 11 am presentation inside for those not participating in Fall Flights. The 1 pm and 3pm programs are also not affected.

What is included in Fall Flight tickets?

Online Fall Flight reservations include admission to Fall Flights, to the Interpretive Center at the World Center for Birds of Prey, and to the Archives of Falconry.

Is this event a good fit for my children? 

Fall Flights are not recommended for children under 4 years of age or for individuals that cannot sit still for up to 45 minutes. Our trained raptors will be flying around and across our outdoor amphitheater, and it is important for bird and human safety that the audience remain seated throughout the program.

Are dogs allowed?

No dogs are allowed at Fall Flights or any other live bird program.

Can I bring my own blankets or seat cushions? 

Yes. The amphitheater has hard sandstone benches, and people are often more comfortable when they bring a seat cushion or blankets. No high back chairs are allowed.

What happens if there is inclement weather? 

Fall Flights is weather dependent. In the event of strong winds or precipitation, operator will make the call to cancel by 9 am on the day of the event, and your tickets will be fully refunded with a confirmation cancellation email. It is then up to the visitor to re-book for a later date if that is of interest. Our Interpretive Center will be open from 10 am to 5 pm regardless of weather.

How will I know if the event has been canceled?

Our website and Facebook page will be updated with the cancellation notice at 9am on the day of the program. On the morning of the canceled program, you will receive an email with notification of your automatic full refund (minus any donation included with your purchase). You can also call 208-362-8687 after 9 am on the day of the program to check the Flight status. If your Flight is canceled, it is your responsibility to re-purchase tickets to a future program.