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The Raptors

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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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wow these birds are awsome

we had a great time visiting the Raptors, highly recommended. learned a lot of things about these... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Victoria, Canada
An excellent, educational attraction that must be seen

Professional/Volunteer staff all friendly and informative. Hands on in a few cases as well as an... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Cortez, Colorado
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Birds of prey have always inspired awe. Sadly, they are threatened in many parts of the world. When you experience them up close, you learn that they are more than predators from the sky; they are essential to maintaining the delicate eco-balance of our planet. The Raptors offer compelling and interactive experiences with a variety of birds of prey species including eagles, hawks, falcons and owls. Get closer than you ever imagined to these majestic and intelligent creatures. Flying demonstrations, hands-on encounters and educational talks offered daily (March - October). The Raptors is located in the heart of the beautiful Cowichan Valley, just 60 minutes north of Downtown Victoria and 45 minutes south of Downtown Nanaimo by car.
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1877 Herd Rd, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 5W4, Canada
+1 250-746-0372
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Reviewed 1 week ago

we had a great time visiting the Raptors, highly recommended. learned a lot of things about these amazing birds...

Thank lovetoeat1960
Reviewed 1 week ago

Professional/Volunteer staff all friendly and informative. Hands on in a few cases as well as an active flying program involving 5 raptors. The trainer was enthusiastic and very knowledgeable....she and her assistant know birds. Also, seeing many of them at close range was thrilling. Very...More

Thank tornillo2015
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

From Gaston the marabou stork to the eagle, falcons and owls Birds of Prey is a family entertainment not to be missed. Educational, fun and awe inspiring. A must see for tourists and residents alike.

1  Thank _nicky_rozon
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Nice to get such a close and educational look at these big birds of prey even though it is hard to see them caged

Thank DafCalgary
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

loved this place stopped by with the kids and didnt know what to expect i was blown away by the place and so were the kids and my mum got to see so many birds and they seem really well cared for you have to...More

Thank matthealien
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We watched the flying of the birds twice and if we had more time, we would have stayed for a third. There are different birds each time and you learn something new every time. Tina, Gerrard and Morgan contributed to a great day. We took...More

Thank MandMUrban
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The attraction is very good but im somewhat conflicted as not all the animals have to be there, i.e rehabilitated, some were born there & not sure i agree with that. Some of the animals didnt look happy & i wondered if they would like...More

Thank susan2909
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We arrived at around 1pm. This gave us time to view the birds whilst walking on the right hand path to the flying field. The flying demonstration at 1:30 was great featuring eagle, hawks, vulture and falcon. The lead handler was very informative. After the...More

1  Thank pencefn
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Wow! I can't say enough good things about this place! My husband and I are birders of sorts and have visited similar free flying demonstrations in Tucson, Arizona and in Bend, Oregon ... both of which were excellent presentations. The Raptors program in Duncan, BC....More

1  Thank Silverstar46
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Very much enjoy seeing the animals up close .There isn't many places you can go to see these big beautiful birds . The people here a doing a great service to the birds and educating the public .

Thank buddythecat_9
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Martin A
12 January 2017|
Response from TheRaptors | Property representative |
Hi Martin, We do offer a week-long falconry course for those who are interested in getting in to private falconry (or for those who just really enjoy working with birds!) These run twice a year. Don't hesitate to contact us... More
16 February 2015|
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Response from TheRaptors | Property representative |
Sorry for the delay answering! You hopefully called ahead and booked a tour - we offer 1/2 hour tours for groups of your size, which runs before the flying demonstration. It adds a lot of information to your visit. If you... More

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