The ICBP (International Centre for Birds of Prey) is a spectacular place to visit any time, but now, more than ever, this is a must. The are in the middle of the breeding season and now is when you will be able to watch, owls, eagles, falcons and hawk chicks being hand fed. Plus, if that wasn't enough, they have just hatched their first Andean Condor, an endangered species, which as an adult will grow to have an impressive wingspan of circa 10ft (3m). They are the among the largest birds able to fly in the world and are a sight to behold. This particular bird is the first, second generation Andean Condor to be born in the UK and this is important as only the second generation birds can be included in any re-release projects. You can read more Andean Condor stats here...>
|Steller's Sea Eagle feeding chick|
If nothing else, make sure you see these chicks, it really is worth it just to watch them.
Anyway, enough waffle, just go, you'll love it - plus you can take great pride in the fact that your visit is helping them provide protection and care to Birds of prey, not just in this country but worldwide - so you'll be doing your bit for conservation (every little bit helps).
The ICBP are based in Gloucestershire, only a short hop away from the M5 and M50. Get directions here...>
ICBP, Boulsdon House, Newent, Glos. GL18 1JJ
Once you get to Newent you can follow the brown signs out to the ICBP
Tel: 01531 820 286 email: email@example.com Website: www.icbp.org