Run by Director of Aviculture Andrew Ocampo, these raptor experiences are truly unique. Ripley is one of only a handful of facilities in the country that can offer you the chance to:
Learn about the biology and life history of birds of prey, including conservation action in the United States
Meet our birds up close and personal
Experience the majesty of flight as you observe free-flight demonstrations
Our Birds of Prey Ripley is home to a diverse group of Birds of Prey that includes a Harris's Hawk, a Barn Owl, and a Eurasian Eagle Owl. Each bird has unique adaptations that make it a top predator in its respective environment, bringing a fascinating perspective to our raptor experiences.
Meet and Greet 1 hour $100 per group up to 6 people
See our Birds of Prey up close. Join our Director of Aviculture for a fascinating presentation on the art and history of falconry- the equipment, the training, and the birds. Meet each of our Raptors and learn about their species. There will be opportunities for photographs of each bird. Participants may enjoy a self-guided tour of the Conservancy after the presentation.
Flight Demonstration 1 hour $75 per person
*Flight Demonstrations are not available at this time. They will begin again in the Fall. Check back later for updates!
Join our Director of Aviculture to learn about our birds of prey, including biology, life history, and conservation action in the United States. Meet each of our birds of prey, and then head outside and watch Dusky in a free-flight demonstration. There will be opportunities for photographs of each bird, as well as opportunities to photograph Dusky in flight.
* Group size is limited to 6 people. Children must be 12 years or older to participate* Please contact us for available dates and to book your experience (programs start in Fall of 2019). *Members of the public will not be able to handle birds during the Flight Demonstration program