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Learn about Our New Zealand Birds of Prey

  • Our Falconry Heritage
    Our falconry heritage
    Our falconry heritage

    Falconry goes back 4,000 to 6,000 years BC originating in Mongolia or the Middle East where it was well established by 2,000 BC.

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  • What is a raptor?
    NZ Falcon Bird of Prey
    NZ Falcon Bird of Prey

    A raptor is a bird of prey that hunts for its food. The term 'bird of prey' refers to those that catch their prey with their feet.

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    Watch the Wingspan video

    Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust is the only centre dedicated to the conservation of the New Zealand falcon.

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    We’re working to save New Zealand’s threatened birds of prey. Please donate to help our falcons.

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Our Goal

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The Goal of Wingspan Birds of Prey Trust is to: Restore New Zealand birds of prey into our daily lives and secure their long-term future through practical research based conservation action and education... Read more →

Visit Us

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Visit Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre: Open 9am-3pm. Flying displays are held daily at 2pm. Arrive @ 1:30pm for the falcon flight display at 2pm. 1164 Paradise Valley Road, RD2, Rotorua, NZ. T: 07 357 4469
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Wet Weather - Not a Problem at Wingspan! Just help yourselves to our umbrellas, blankets and hot water bottles during our flight display. We also offer raincheck cards (valid for a whole year)!

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