We recommend that visitors schedule at least 90 minutes to allow time for a tour of the interpretive center, a live bird demonstration, and a walk on the interpretive trail. Give yourself another 30 minutes for a tour of The Archives of Falconry. Serious birders sometimes spend a half-day or more here to observe our birds, ask questions, and take photographs.
Live bird presentations and tours of The Archives of Falconry 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.
Most of our interpretive exhibits are inside. The Condor Cliffs display, four bird chambers, and the interpretive trail are outside.
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.
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.
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.
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
March – November
10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
Last admittance at 4:15 p.m., trail closes at 4:45 p.m.
December – February
10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesday through Sunday (closed Monday)
Last admittance at 3:15 p.m., trail closes at 3:45 p.m.
Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, New Year's Day, Easter, and Independence Day
Still curious? Call 208-362-8687 for more information, or see our Frequently Asked Questions.