Weekend tip: Falcons, hawks take flight at Center for Birds of Prey

Falcons, hawks, and owls will demonstrate their flying skills at outdoor flight displays at The Peregrine Fund’s World Center for Birds of Prey beginning Friday, Oct. 4.

0“Come Fly With Us!” will be held at 3 p.m. (weather permitting) each Friday, Saturday and Sunday through Nov. 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, birds used for education purposes 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.

Information: 362-8687

Website: Look HERE

Photo provided by Peregrine Fund

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