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The World Center for Birds of Prey in Boise, Idaho, is the headquarters for The Peregrine Fund, an international non-profit organization founded in 1970 that conserves endangered raptors around the world.Choose to start, finish, or center your holiday on a trip to World Center For Birds of Prey by using our Boise route maker.
Built 38 years ago in 1984, the World Center for Birds of Prey is located on 580 acres (2.3 km2) on a hilltop overlooking Boise, south of the airport and east of Kuna. The campus consists of the business offices of The Peregrine Fund, breeding facilities for endangered raptors, the Velma Morrison Interpretive Center, and the Herrick Collections Building, which houses a large research library and the Archives of Falconry.
The Peregrine Fund is known for its worldwide conservation and recovery efforts of rare and endangered raptors. The organization's first recovery effort focused on the peregrine falcon, which was facing extinction due to the widespread use of the chemical DDT. The peregrine falcon was removed from the U.S. Endangered Species list in 1999 at an international celebration held in Boise.
World Center For Birds of Prey reviews
Not many people know about this place. Based on Trip Advisor reviews decided to give it a try. Absolutely fabulous experience. They have multiple knowledgeable volunteers who are very dedicated to...
Not many people know about this place. Based on Trip Advisor reviews decided to give it a try. Absolutely fabulous experience. They have multiple knowledgeable volunteers who are very dedicated to... more »
I absolutely loved my visit! My daughter and I were able to see some extremely rare and beautiful birds. Our visit was fun and we’re happy to be a part of the survival of endangered species!
I absolutely loved my visit! My daughter and I were able to see some extremely rare and beautiful birds. Our visit was fun and we’re happy to be a part of the survival of endangered species! more »
Fantastic experience with my family today. So fun and informative. Fabulous staff. Highly recommend.
Fantastic experience with my family today. So fun and informative. Fabulous staff. Highly recommend. more »
If you live in the Boise area become a member, if you're just visiting this place it is amazing and does amazing work so make it a must do while in Boise. The raptors here are incredible and love to put on a show, they are all full of character. The people that work/volunteer are also wonderful and welcoming and full of knowledge. I went on a Sunday during a visit to Boise and because I enjoyed it so much I came back on Monday even though I knew it was closed just so I could peek over the fence from the parking lot and see the California Condor again. There are also new enclosures being built. Parking is easy and free and the location is easy to find and in a great spot to look down on the City.
Very nice grounds, even a picnic. We made it a family outing that ended up being very informative. We enjoyed the sanctuary walk, we did not take the trail walk but it looked awesome. Great views of the Valley. From the looks of things much is being added in the very near future. Definitely worth a return visit. Restrooms are very clean
They're building a new compound to really show off their collection of raptors, but the long history of conservation of the hunting birds of the wild is why we loved supporting this organization. It's amazing seeing the condors in an enclosure that is bigger than what they had but it's still far too small for them to really fly. The new buildings and enclosures should be amazing, but they look to be at least as year or from being complete at this point (August 2022). The educational shows every few hours are good. The library on falconry is the real treasure.
Had a great time for my birthday here. The free flight raptor show was the highlight of course but the entire campus is really great.It is well worth the visit and in so doing you help with raptor conservation. The education center is loaded with the history of falconry with many displays and artwork to see. I'll join the Peregrine fund as my small part in helping out the fastest animal on our planet...
Truly loved this place! The staff is amazing and pricing is great for every budget and most importantly the entry feed goes to feeding the birds there and to help save endangered species like the California Condor through the sites breeding facilities! Amazing and informative place to visit with awesome displays of the birds housed here, such as the one I attended where the falcon flew around the room you're inside while the staff member explained the bird and the things the fund is doing to save the falcon and other birds of prey from extinction! I highly recommend this place for everyone to visit! If you can visit I highly encourage you to go to their website and donate money to help these birds survive and thrive well into the future!
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