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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?
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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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    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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    Wingspan Bird of Prey Centre Appeal
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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...

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Visit Us

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Visit us at the Wingspan National Bird of Prey Centre: Experience the thrill of a close encounter with our birds of prey. Wingspan Flying displays are held daily at 2pm.
1164 Paradise Valley Road, Rotorua, New Zealand | 07 357 4469

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News

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Holiday Season Opening Hours:
Everyday except Christmas Day (25th December)
Open 9am-3pm - Best time to be here is at 1.30pm, ready for the falcon flight display at 2pm - Admission tickets available online or at Wingspan.

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