The Alberta Birds of Prey Centre is a working conservation facility dedicated to wildlife rescue and release and creating experiential environmental learning opportunities. They are a volunteer driven, donor sponsored organization that receives no operating subsidies. The admission fees from every visit will help injured and orphaned birds be returned to the wild. In addition to resident hawks, falcons, eagles and owls the 70 acre site also features an expansive wetland, home to a variety of wildlife ranging from turtles to muskrats and tree swallows to pelicans.
All visitors have the opportunity to have a specially trained owl perch on their arm for a photograph and see daily flight demonstrations where a hawk or eagle will swoop by only a few feet overhead! A pathway system leads visitors around aviaries that house a variety of owls, falcons and hawks and the gift shop has bird food is available for sale for visitors that want to a flock of domestic ducks which is always a highlight for children.
The centre is open daily 9:30 to 5:00 p.m. from May 10th to September 10th.