World Center For Birds of Prey, Boise

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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.
Built 36 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.
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  • The Family and I went here last summer and we were loving it. Some very impressive birds, but check the website for what is happening there. Sometimes during certain seasons the center will sequester....  more »
  • We walked on the short trail overlooking Boise. It was a cold, windy day, but the view was beautiful. Then we joined a docent for a guided tour of the Archives of Falconry museum. She was...  more »
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  • Gorgeous location and layout. Amazing species on display and an outstanding program. Highly recommend you join the guided tours at 11am and 2:30pm so you can see the falconers museum and the Sheikhs exhibit in the research building as those are the only times it is open to the public and it was very worth the time. Volunteers and staff are highly knowledgeable and friendly and the birds are stunning. Only wish I had come on a weekend in the fall as the free-flights events they described (where the birds are taken out and allowed to fly free) sounds amazing to witness. Very educational center that I highly recommend for anyone visiting the Boise area.
  • Adults and school-age children will enjoy the opportunity to get up close to the lively California Condors, an American bald eagle and many other beautiful birds of prey. We enjoyed the live presentations with the knowlegable staff handling an owl and red tail hawk. The birds are located both indoors and outdoors, so this place is best visited in good weather. We were there on a mild August day, about 75° with little wind. Because the center sits atop a hill, I imagine it could get quite windy, but the view is amazing. There is a lovely picnic area and the exhibits are suitable for wheelchairs and strollers.

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