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Frequently asked question

How long will we spend there?

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.

Are there any special COVID-19 precautions?

The Peregrine Fund will be practicing the following guidelines at the World Center for Birds of Prey to ensure the health & safety of the staff, volunteers, and visitors:

  • Social distancing required between your party and other groups (6 feet)
  • Follow the one-way traffic flow throughout the indoor section of the visitor's center
  • Masks are encouraged for unvaccinated individuals
  • Programming may change to allow for social distancing

Do you have special programs?

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.

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.

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