Birds of Prey Working on Multimillion-Dollar Expansion
The Peregrines Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey campus in Boise is getting a MAJOR expansion. I mean, this thing is going to look completely different in the next few years. According to the Idaho Statesman, Birds of Pray officials are planning a multimillion-dollar expansion that will include:
PHASE 1: "building a larger interpretive and welcome center, and state-of-the-art exhibits for North American raptor species, including golden and bald eagles, red tail and Swainson’s hawks, peregrine falcons and three species of native owls."
This phase is expected to be completed by 2020. According to the Statesman, that's when an International conference will be held here in Boise.
PHASE 2: "[...] A large, indoor tropical bird habitat and flying area so people can see these rare birds year-round. This will be the permanent home for the harpy and other birds from South and Central America, as well as Africa, including the African fish eagle in Madagascar [...]"
There will also be some upgrades here and there, like an expanded indoor classroom and theater, plus an amphitheater for shows! This is the first expansion in its 48-year history and will triple its current size.
Get the Birds of Prey visiting info below:
Where: 5668 Flying Hawk Lane, Boise
Hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Tuesdays to Sundays, March through November; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Tuesdays to Sunday December through February.
Admission: $10 general, $8 for 62 and older, $5 for ages 4 to 16, Free to members and children younger than 4.