Run by Director of Aviculture Andrew Ocampo, these raptor experiences are truly unique. The Conservancy 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 The Conservancy 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.
Harris's Hawk - "Dusky" Eurasian Eagle Owl - "Camo" North American Barn Owl - "Poppy"
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
Join our Director of Aviculture, Andrew Ocampo, to learn about our birds of prey, including biology, life history, and raptor conservation 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, including Dusky in flight.
Group size is limited to 6 people. *Children must be 12 years or older to attend Click below to reserve your space or contact us. Programs available Tuesday-Saturday
*Members of the public will not be able to handle birds during the Flight Demonstration or Meet and Greet*
Hawk Walk 1.5 hours of hands-on interaction with a Harris's Hawk $175 per participant; $45 per non-participant
Join Andrew Ocampo, Ripley's Director of Aviculture, for an up close and personal raptor experience featuring our Harris's Hawk, Dusky. The Conservancy is one of only a handful of facilities in the country offering this interactive raptor experience. Learn about birds of prey, including biology, life history, and raptor conservation in the United States, then meet each of our raptors in person. Finally, you'll head outside to take a Hawk Walk through the woods as Dusky lands on your gloved hand. Witness the majesty of flight firsthand as he soars overhead.