About Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre
A visit to Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre is inspiring and uplifting.
The Centre is home to around 100 birds and 50 different species. There are daily spectacular flying demonstrations, where over 30 of our impressive birds fly while looking over our beautiful North Yorkshire countryside.
Each of the flying display takes place in our arena with a different team of birds for each display so it really is worth planning your day.
There is one of the largest collections of flying birds in the North here at the Centre which enables the flight of an amazing variety of birds in each display. Normally a selection of owls, vultures, eagles and kites fly in every display; ranging from the 16lbs Stellers Sea Eagle to the 2oz African Pygmy Falcon and with a few more unusual birds included as well. Keep an eye out for the cheeky kookaburra, naughty caracaras and the graceful White Storks.
If you share a passion for birds of prey and would like to get much closer and learn more about them, experience days in small groups are offered. This is a great chance to fly and learn a lot about a variety of the centre's birds and also learn more about the centre's conservation work with vultures and other species.