Would you like to release a rehabilitated bird of prey back to the wild?
By becoming a Friend of the National Bird of Prey Hospital you can perform the release of a rehabilitated bird of prey back to freedom – this could be anything from an owl, buzzard, kite, hobby or sparrow hawk, for example.
The National Bird of Prey Hospital is a specialist raptor facility at the Hawk Conservancy Trust that admits over 200 birds of prey each year. The birds are brought to the hospital due to accident, injury or illness. Many of our patients are chicks that have been found outside the nest and have been picked up.
Our objective is to return these birds to health, where possible, and release them back to the wild.
By becoming a Friend of the National Bird of Prey Hospital you can become involved in the work of the hospital and contribute towards the care and rehabilitation of the birds brought into the Trust.
Friends will receive benefits not available to anyone else:
- a Friends of the Hospital plaque, placed outside the hospital, acknowledging your support
- a quarterly hospital newsletter with information and updates on patient admissions#
- two complimentary adult entry tickets to the Trust
- plus; the chance for you to release a bird that has been rehabilitated by the Trust
The running costs of the hospital are around £139.00 per day, and your Friend's fee will go directly to funding the care and veterinary costs.
The Friends scheme is available both to individuals and to groups.
The cost of becoming a friend is £139.00 for a year, and this can be renewed annually.
To support this scheme please follow this link to the request form.
For more information please contact the Trust office on 01264 773850 or email: email@example.com.