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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 us on YouTube
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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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  • Donate
    Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre Appeal
    bird of prey support appeal

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

Help us spread our wings

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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Wingspan On The Move: Wingspan is on the move, and relocating to a new site, where we will be building a new centre with innovative displays, 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, however there will be a change for visitors through this transition period.

From 29th January 2018: CLOSED for visitors until further notice.

Prepaid tickets, vouchers/rain check cards and memberships: These will be honoured with a time extension, and will be available for admission at the new centre. Through this transition period, it will be mostly business as usual including online retail, donations, research, rehabilitation, education and advocacy. Any questions? Just drop us an email to wingspan.nz@gmail.com.


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The Wingspan Board and Staff thank you for your continued support; together we have achieved some amazing things for New Zealand Birds of Prey and look forward to this new journey.