BOISE, Idaho – Falcons, hawks, and owls will demonstrate their impressive flying skills at outdoor flight displays at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey beginning Friday, October 4.
“Come Fly With Us!” will be held at 3 p.m. (weather permitting) each Friday, Saturday, and Sunday through November 10. People should arrive by 2:30 p.m. to allow adequate time for seating. There will be no late seating after the program begins.
The dates are Oct. 4-6, Oct. 11-13, Oct. 18-20, Oct. 25-27, Nov. 1-3, and Nov. 8-10.
For several months, education birds at the World Center for Birds of Prey have been training with staff members, who use traditional falconry techniques to highlight the birds’ natural behaviors. The rotating seven-member flight crew will include a Peregrine Falcon, Swainson’s Hawk, Lanner Falcon, Harris’s Hawk, two Aplomado Falcons, and a Eurasian Eagle-owl.
Where: World Center for Birds of Prey, 5668 W. Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
When: 3 p.m. Friday-Sunday, Oct. 4-Nov. 10. The visitor center is open 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesday-Sunday.
Admission: $7 adults, $6 seniors, $5 youth 4-16, free to members
Driving directions: From I-84, take the Cole Road exit and continue south on Cole Road for 6 miles to Flying Hawk Lane.
Visitors who join or renew their Peregrine Fund membership at any of the demonstrations will be entered in a raffle to win free airline tickets, courtesy of Alaska Airlines. Major sponsors of “Come Fly With Us!” are Alaska Airlines and Larry Miller Subaru.
The shows will be held outdoors at Raptor Ridge, a 300-person seating area with scenic views of the Boise Valley. Prior to the flight demonstration, visitors can tour the interpretive center, where there are live birds of prey and hands-on activities for children and adults. A tour of The Archives of Falconry, featuring an authentic Middle Eastern hunting tent, will be held at 11 a.m. only on flight show days.
|Director of Community Engagement|