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What happens to birds after they are released from the National Bird of Prey Hospital™? - September 4th, 2017

Each year, the Trust admits dozens of sick and injured birds into its National Bird of Prey Hospital™. After receiving expert veterinary treatment and rehabilitation, many of these birds are then released back into the wild. As part of an assessment of the success of our treatment and rehabilitation programme, all released birds are fitted with a BTO metal ring. Several of these birds (usually Tawny or Barn Owls) have since been re-encountered during checks of local nest boxes. Although useful, the low recovery rate of ringed birds means that it can take a long time to generate enough data […]

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Success at BIAZA Awards - August 10th, 2017

We are thrilled to announce that we have been presented with two awards at the British and Irish Association of Zoos and Aquariums (BIAZA) annual awards ceremony.

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New Long-eared Owls - August 10th, 2017

In April of 2017 our team was joined by two adorable balls of fluff.

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Ben v James - August 10th, 2017

This year, two members of our bird team, James and Ben, will be challenging themselves in order to raise funds for critically endangered vultures.

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Members’ Day - July 31st, 2017

Each year we hold two FREE events, exclusively for our participating, conservation and life members.

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Hospital report - July 25th, 2017

Between April and June 2017, our National Bird of Prey Hospital™ received and treated a total of 36 birds.

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Top 10 things to enjoy with us this summer - July 14th, 2017

There is always something happening at the Trust, with highlights this summer including: The school summer holidays mark the return of our popular Sarson Falconer demonstration, offering you the chance to join in the display (limited spaces, sign up on arrival). For 2017, there is a new Young Explorer’s Trail for all intrepid adventurers looking for a challenge with the aim of earning a special treat. Immerse children in nature – let them discover an underwater world in our daily pond dipping sessions, or perhaps they’ll enjoy the thrill of a tractor ride around our stunning chalk downland wildflower meadow. […]

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White-headed Vulture chick named - June 23rd, 2017

On Thursday 9 March a tiny, fluffy White-headed Vulture chick joined our team and we are now pleased to announce that we have named it Severus.

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Peregrine Falcon Dodges a Bullet - May 23rd, 2017

On Saturday 11 March 2017, a Peregrine Falcon was found by a member of the public with an injured wing and was subsequently brought to our National Bird of Prey Hospital™. A full assessment by our vet, John Chitty, revealed that the bird had a stable fracture between the Radius and Ulna. The fracture was consistent with that of a gunshot wound. As with all birds of prey, it is illegal to injure or kill Peregrine Falcons under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. PC Stephen Rogerson, Wildlife Crime Officer at Hampshire Constabulary said “The bird may have either been shot […]

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Poisoning incident in Mozambique - May 22nd, 2017

We are saddened and frustrated to report that another poisoning attack has taken place in southern Africa. 94 White-backed Vultures were poisoned after feeding from a poached elephant carcass that had been laced with poison. One vulture is currently being treated. At the moment, we do not have any more details but will add anything we find out when possible. Please help us to keep our poison response activity going to help reduce the loss of these endangered birds from poisoning by supporting our work. The Vulture Crisis Africa’s vultures are facing many threats – the most significant being poisoning and […]

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