Falconry UK - Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre

Enjoy the thrills and excitement of falconry at the Birds of Prey and Conservation Centre, with over 70 birds and 30 species.

Eagles, falcons, hawks, kites, vultures and owls will swoop and dive around you as you sit in a beautiful English garden. Our skilled handlers will explain why the birds hunt and fly as they do, where they come from in the wild and how they are trained.

Discover at first hand what makes these birds masters of the skies. Following each breathtaking display you too may hold our birds of prey for The Ultimate Hands on Experience.

Lockdown 3.0

Lockdown 3 

Following the latest Government lockdown announcement, it is with a heavy heart that we will be closing our gates once again with immediate effect.

We're under huge financial pressure after being closed for many months due to COVID-19, and this closure will force further financial strain on our centre. However, the infection levels are currently too high, and we must do what we can to beat this virus by working together to keep everyone safe.

As always, our dedicated staff will continue to provide our birds with the very best care and we'll be sure to carry on sharing all of our latest news and updates with you.

If you have an experience booked with us for January or February, a member of our team will be in contact with you to rearrange your visit.

Your generosity and kindness was invaluable in 2020. Please continue to support Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre and help us survive by donating today -  https://www.paypal.com/paypalme/tbopc have our amazon wish list and Sponsorship Packages available. Every little helps.

Stay safe and we hope to see you again soon. 


If you would like to donate to our birds winter food bill that would also be very much appreciated.



Thank you again. 

Project Lugger Build

Next week we will hopefully start building the new accommodation for Sadiq our male Lugger Falcon and his new friend. They will hopefully become a breeding pair for Project Lugger.  We are very excited to be able to take part in this adventure with Project Lugger and hopefully have a breeding pair and if successful their offspring will help in furthering the Lugger Falcons future.  For more information about Project Lugger please follow the link. http://projectlugger.com

We are hoping to raise £500 to help towards the materials and construction of their accommodation. Normally we wouldn’t ask for donations to help with building but as we all know it’s been a very difficult year. Each time we have asked for your help you have always been there for us and we are very grateful but unfortunately, we are asking again. The project will cost more than £500 but any donated money will help massively in propelling this building project forward.  

We know these are uncertain times but any donation, big or small will directly help towards this building project and the future of the Lugger Falcon. To show our appreciation of any support for this building project we will displays names or company’s names on the new accommodation for the 2021 season.

We would like to say thank you for everyone’s continued support. The link below will take you to our website if you would like to kindly donate. We have also ruffly costed up some of the items that will be needed. 


How Can You Help The Centre At This difficult Time?

Please continue to purchase sponsorships, experience days or just a donation, all are very much appreciated and hopefully when this virus has calmed down again and we reopen 1st March 2021 we will be back with our great displays and great value for money experience days.

Your donation will be gratefully received and will be used to go towards the running cost of keeping the collection going during our winter break.


A few ways to help:

Sponsoring one of our feathered friends. This can be done in your name or somebody else’s name. 

Amazon wish list: www.amazon.co.uk/hz/wishlist/ls/3PX1DRDKTJETV...  

Pay Pal: www.paypal.me/tbopc 

Online Shop:   www.thirskbirdsofpreycentre.co.uk/online-gift-shop 

Food Donation : www.thirskbirdsofpreycentre.co.uk/product/food-bill


We know these are uncertain times but any donation, big or small will directly help our feathered friends. 

£5 buys 10 Large Mice for Owls

£10 buys 6 Large Rats for Large owls, Vultures, Hawks

£15 buys A fish for the Sea Eagles

£20 buys A box of Quail for the Falcons

 £50 buys Venison for the Eagles and Vultures

We would like to say thank you for everyones continued support. It has been such a difficult year for everybody but with your kindness and generosity it has helped us get this far so thank you again.  

Thank you and stay safe.  

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A collection of photos of our birds