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  • 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?
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    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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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: Wingspan will soon be on the move to a new site, where we'll be building a new centre even more spectacular! We will keep you posted as developments progress for the official opening in August 2018. In the meantime our business and conservation programme will continue as normal, but there will be a change for visitors through this transition period.
1 – 31 December 2017: Flying displays at 2.00 pm daily, but CLOSED Christmas Day. Normal admissions apply.
1 – 28 January 2018: Last chance to see Wingspan at the current site. Visits will be by donation for the new centre! Staff and volunteers will have walk-through tours for visitors available at 11.00am, and 2.00pm daily, however there will no scheduled flying displays. We apologise for any inconvenience during this period, while we prepare our birds for shifting. From 29th January 2018: CLOSED until further notice.  Read More →


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