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Mothers Day

Mums go Free* on 26th March for Mothering Sunday   Bring your mum to the centre and she will have free entrance and have the chance to handle one of our beautiful birds a lovely day out for the family.  We will be having a flying display (weather depending) at 11.00 and a meet the birds session at 2.00  along with our wonderful selection of 50 birds from all around the world for you to admire   * One mother admitted per group, handling for other family members available at a small charge.

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2016 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER

2016 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER We are very excited to be offering Buy one get one HALF PRICE on our 2 hour or Half day experiences We have designed some special Christmas eVoucher which will be valid for 12 months from Christmas Day A wonderful experience to share with a loved one or to give to a special couple Our experiences allow you to get up close and personal with  a selection of our amazing Birds of Prey and Owls CONTACT US for more information and to purchase

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Angel's Eyes

After a year long campaign to riase the fund to give our beautiful Angel  Cataract removal surgery we can reveal that Angel's Eyes were successfully operated on on 23rd July this year and we can very happy to say that it was a complete success and her eyesigt is almost 100%.   Jim Carter, eye specialist of Abbotskerswell Vets condutcted the delicate surgery which took nearly 3 hours in total and is very pleased with the results as we all are. Angel is now being retrained and is flying free.  She will be joining our flying team on display very soon

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CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER

We are launching our 2015 CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER! We are offering an amazing chance to buy our 2 hour or Half day experiences on a buy one, get one half price basis! Vouchers will be valid for 12 months and dated from Christmas Day giving recipients a full year to take up their experience. A wonderful experience to share with the one you love or for a hard to buy for couple!   Quote 'CHRISTMAS' in any correspondance so we know you wish to take up this brilliant seasonal offer

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Angel's Eyes

Angel is our beautiful young Siberian x Turkmenian Eagle Owl, hand reared by Karen from  weeks of age.  She has recently beem diagnosed with Congenital Bilateral Cateracts, meaning that she is going blind and that at 5 months old she already has very limited sight.  We are abosultely devastated at this diagnosis but there is hope for Angel.  There is a very specialised procedure she can have to remove the cateracts and restore her sight.  Such a complex and specialised operation is of course rather expensive so we are currently raisings money to fund this incredible, sight saving operation.  Donations can be made to Angel's Eyes Fund via PayPal to angelseyesfund@outlook.com and all donations made will go towards funding the operation and her ongoing treatment and care.  For more information or to discuss other ways of making a donation please contact us on the above email address, via the contact form on this website or by calling Karen on 07801325070.  We will be posting updates about Angel and any fundraising events we are running on our Facebook page and here. Angel is stunning and very large bird who has captivated everyone she has met.  Please make a donation, however small, to restore her sight enabling her to life a long and happy life 

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Valentines Day

VALENTINES SPECIAL OFFER   If you want an unforgettable experience to surprise your loved one this Valentines day, why not take up our brilliant offer and purchase a 1 hour bird of prey experience for 2 for the special price of £50 (normally £70) Time spent together doing something so unique, engaging and fun, meeting our wondeful collection of birds and making memories you will share forever Contact us for details and to purchase a voucher pack

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JANUARY SALE

Happy New Year! To celebrate the safe arrival of 2014 we are offering  a special offer on our 2 hour and half day experiences!  Until 31st Jan you can buy one experience and get the second HALF PRICE, Please quote JANUARY SALE in correspondance so we know you wish to take up this incredible offer!

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CHRISTMAS SPECIAL OFFER

We are launching our Christmas 2013 Special Offer!   Buy one 2 hour or Half Day Experience and get the second HALF PRICE A perfect gift for the hard to buy for couple, an experience they can share OR save when buying an experience for  some friends   All vouchers bought under this offer will be dated from Christmas day so that recipients will have a full year to do their experience   quote 'Christmas' in all correspondance so we know you want to take advantage of this amazing offer

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Bird of the Week

We are launching a new social media method of introducing the birds to everyone! We will be sharing information, picture and stories about our 'Bird of the Week' on both our facebook and twitter pages. We are also inviting any of our visitors and clients to post their pictures of the selected bird or any memories and stories they have. To learn more about some of our birds follow us on Facebook at Twitter Our first 'Bird of the Week' is Mozart Who will it be next week?

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Haven't they grown!

Meridian and Sol have been living at home with Karen for nearly a week now and they have grown and developed so much in that time!  Feathers are really emerging now and today Sol has learnt to stand! He is still a little shaky but is getting there! His larger sister Meridian is a little behind but that is probably becasue she is a little heavier!  but we are sure she will catch up very soon.  Their feet are nearly at full size now and they just have to grow into them!

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Meet our new Harris Hawk Chicks

We are very pleased to introduce you to our newest additions to the collection.  Meridian and Sol are 18 day old Harris Hawk Chicks.  They are brother and sister and Karen picked them up from the breeder on Sunday.  Meridian, the female is on the left and is already obviously larger than her brother.  They will be reared by Karen until they are big enough to be trained to fly together on display.  They are very cute and already developing feathers fast "they change so much every day" says Karen. Meridian and Sol will be at the Centre and Escot whilst they are growing up so please do come and see them.  If you are making a visit to see them please call Karen on 07801325070 to check which centre they are at to avoid disappointment and we will keep you posted on news of their progress on our news pages and on Facebook and Twitter

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Summer Season at Powderham Castle

We are very pleased to be offering hands on and flying displays at Powderham Castle Nr Exeter thoughout the summer season once again.  We will have a static display, down by the lake, with opportunities for visitors to get up close and personal and hold a bird for themselves between 1.00 and 2.30 and then at 3.30 we will be providing visitors with a fully interactive flying display. We will be flying a selection of birds from the beautiful and graceful barn owls to the exciting fast flying falcons and from the wily Harris Hawks to the magnificent Golden Eagle. We really enjoy flying the birds in this beautiful setting and hope you will come and join us and share the spectacle of these magnificent birds flying with such a traditional backdrop The season runs from 21st July until 31st August and we will be there each day.

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Dartington Hall Display

I am very excited to be flying the birds at Dartington Hall near Totnes next sunday afternoon 2nd June.  I have spent many years visiting the beautiful gardens and visualising practicing the art in this amazing setting, which is a dream come true, so i am so looking forward to being there and displaying the birds.  Dartington Hall provides the perfect setting to showcase the magnificence of my Birds of Prey, so please come along to enjoy the event and enjoy the occasion   Karen Director/Founder The Devon Bird of Prey Centre

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Golden Eagle Flying Free at Escot

Galahad our amazing Golden Eagle flew free at our Escot site for the first time today.  He was the main event for our very lucky experience day clients and his few weeks of settling in to our new site has clearly been very successful as he flew beautifully around our arena, majestically gliding from the walled garden across to the waiting gauntlet.  He will be flying on display during the summer.  Not to be missed 

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Devon Wildlife Trust Festival

We had a wonderful day at the Wildlife Trust festival in Plymouth today.  We met lots of lovely people who showed real interest in the birds and lots of whom had a close encounter with one of the three stars of the day, Cherub our White Faced Scops Owl, Amber our European Eagle owl and Wisp our beautiful Barn Owl.   

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Escot

Exciting news of the extension to The Devon Bird of Prey Centre! Please come and visit some of our Birds at Escot near Ottery St Mary and see daily flying displays from Easter

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Baby Barn Owl Bumble

Our baby barn owl has been named.  After running a competition at the centre and at Powderham Castle the baby has been christened ‘Bumble’.  We received many lovely suggestions but Bumble really suits his clumsy nature.  Watch this space and our facebook page for details of his progress

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