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“Time well spent”

World Center For Birds of Prey
Ranked #2 of 133 things to do in Boise
Certificate of Excellence
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Experience birds of prey eye-to-eye and explore the mysteries of their flight, survival, and relationship with humans. Live bird demonstrations and falconry heritage tours complement hands-on exhibits for all ages. Enjoy panoramic views of the Treasure Valley from the interpretive trail and gazebo, or browse the gift shop. Admissions and purchases support conservation programs worldwide.
Useful Information: Activities for older children, Wheelchair access, Activities for young children, Bathroom facilities, Baby buggy parking
Reviewed 8 August 2013

It was wonderful to see the variety of raptors this facility works with. If it is going to be a hot day, be sure to visit early in the day as it is on a hill top and quite hot, but most of the tour is indoors. You will see more of this facility if you take the tour, but it can become long and less than engaging. It is possible to just view the birds, but it is worthwhile to participate in the tour...we spent 2 hours there, and did not participate in the complete tour.

Thank brasmuss
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Reviewed 6 August 2013

From Ali, Age 10 (niece of Debbie) - World Center for Birds of Prey was very intriguing and I learned a lot. I learned about falconry and about endangered bird species. I learned that the peregrine falcon used to be endangered, but thanks to the World Center for Birds of Prey, the peregrine falcon was taken off the endangered species list. The World Center for Birds of Prey is trying to also take the California Condor off the endangered species list. I think World Center for Birds of Prey is a very educational (in a cool way) and interesting. I liked that we could see the birds as we learned about them. Steve the guide was great and went out of his way to answer our questions.

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Reviewed 29 July 2013

The Center for Birds of Prey is responsible for the recovery of the Perigean Falcon. Today it has an excellent collections of birds that it is helping to restore. It also has a beautiful museum for falconry. At the south end of Cole Rd, it sits on top of a hill giving a great view of the Boise valley.

Thank jvandinter
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

Up close view of many different raptors, interesting talks with live bird demonstration, nice paintings of raptors, a couple of California Condors on display in an aviary outside, nice landscaping attracts local birds.

Thank salar36
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Reviewed 29 July 2013

This is a place that is fine to take little kids, but for older audiences gets a little dull. The birds are neat to look at though.

Thank Rachel H
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