Finding America: World Center For Birds of Prey
When I first came here to Boise, Id I lived with an acquaintance just South of town. While living there, I was introduced to the World Center for Birds of Prey and had the opportunity to go see a Fall Flight.
Seeing a hawk on the wing and an owl swoop back and forth to their handlers was a wonderful sight.During the presentation Bill Heinrich, Education Center Director, told the audience about the Center.
The center is a part of the Peregrin Fund, a foundation that aims to restore rare species through captive breeding and release, and improve local conservation capacity. The World Center houses the Peregrin Fund Research Library, one of the largest collections of scientific literature on birds in the world.
The center is open Nov – Feb 10am-4pm, Tues-Sun. And March – Oct 10am-5pm Tues-Sun. General admission is $7, with discounts for youths and seniors.