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Frequently asked questions

Do we need a ticket ahead of time?

For general admission you can purchase your tickets ahead of time but it is not required. For special event programming such as our seasonal Fall Flights, tickets are required ahead of time and are usually released one month before the season begins.  

How long will we spend there?

We recommend that visitors schedule at least 90 minutes to allow time for a self-guided tour of the interpretive center, a live bird demonstration, and a walk on the interpretive trail. Serious birders sometimes spend a half-day or more here to observe our birds, ask questions, and take photographs.

Do you have special programs?

Live bird presentations occur every day. Check the daily schedule and please arrive 15 minutes before any bird presentation or tour begins. To schedule a guided group tour, complete the online form or call 208-362-8259. We also have several special events throughout the year, including the popular Outdoor Flight Demonstrations which take place on weekends in October.

Are all of your displays inside?

Most of our interpretive exhibits are inside. The Condor Cliffs display, four bird exhibits, and the interpretive trail are outside.

Is your facility accessible to people with disabilities?

Yes, our facility is accessible to people who use wheelchairs. We will also do our best to accommodate and provide the best experience within our ability for anyone with another disability. If you have questions about how we may accommodate you, please feel free to contact us at 208-362-8687.

Are dogs allowed?

No. Dogs are natural predators of birds and some of our avian ambassadors have negative reactions when a dog is present. Additionally, some of our programming involves birds that are free-flying and an encounter with a dog could cause our education bird to fly away or injure itself or its handler. 

Do you allow service animals?

Service animals are permitted, however, due to the safety of avian ambassadors, handlers, and guests, service animals are not permitted in live-bird presentations or near specific exhibits. Staff will check-in with the handler of the service animal upon arrival to outline areas of concern. Pets, emotional support animals, or service animals in training are not permitted on site. Service animals are permitted on the Interpretive Trails except during outdoor flight programs at our Raptor Ridge amphitheater. Thank you for your partnership in keeping our birds safe and comfortable. For additional information, please feel free to contact us at 208-362-8687.

Will I see wild raptors, too?

Wild raptors are often seen around our campus or along the interpretive trail. Southwest Idaho is home to one of the world’s densest populations of birds of prey. After visiting here, we recommend the 35-mile drive to the Morley Nelson Snake River Birds of Prey Natural Conservation Area. We offer maps and driving directions.

Is food available at your facility?

We have pre-packaged snacks and drinks for sale in the gift shop. Visitors are welcome to bring their own food and use our outdoor picnic tables. Food and beverages are not allowed inside the interpretive center or The Archives of Falconry.

How can I save on admission?

All of our memberships include unlimited visits to The World Center for Birds of Prey! If you're planning to visit more than once a year (especially if you bring family), a membership is the way to go. Plus you'll receive other benefits, like our annual Birds of Prey Calendar and a 10% discount when you purchase items from our gift shop. Learn more about membership levels

Do you rehab injured birds of prey?

For the health and safety of the breeding population of endangered birds of prey on our property, we do not accept wild birds of prey for rehabilitation. If you need assistance with an injured raptor, please contact one of the licensed rehabilitators below.

West Treasure Valley: James McKinley — 208-585-2203
East Treasure Valley: Jennifer Rockwell — 208-571-3555
Boise (also for songbirds): Ruth Melichar Bird Center — 208-338-0897
Boise (mammals): Animals in Distress — 208-367-1026
Gooding/Twin Falls: Julie Randell — 208-731-4267 or 208-423-4268
North Idaho: Birds of Prey North Idaho — 208-245-1367
McCall Area: Snowden Wildlife Sanctuary — 208-364-8050
Eastern Oregon: Blue Mt. Wildlife Rescue Oregon: 571-278-0215

The following veterinary clinics also accept birds of prey:

Caldwell: Indian Creek Veterinary Hospital — 208-459-6355
Nampa: Idaho Veterinary Hospital — 208-466-4614
Meridian: Treasure Valley Veterinary Hospital — 208-888-4844
McCall: Long Valley Vet Clinic - Janet Houlihan — 208-634-2660