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Adopt a Peregrine Falcon

Meet Raj!

If you would like to adopt a Peregrine Falcon then Raj, our Peregrine Falcon at the Hawk Conservancy Trust, is the bird for you!

Raj arrived at the Trust in 2011. Peregrine Falcons are indisputably the fastest birds on the planet, achieving recorded speeds of up to 186mph, and Raj’s incredibly fast flying is no exception! He is a fantastic flyer and a real trooper – especially considering that a routine check from the vet after arriving at the Trust discovered that he has an enlarged heart! He is looked after exceptionally well, and we monitor him carefully and closely.

He is fit and well and flies beautifully in Reg’s Wildflower Meadow. Here he takes advantage of the warm thermals across the landscape to soar and demonstrate that iconic falcon stoop, although these great conditions do give him the opportunity to occasionally chase passing wildlife that take his fancy!

If you fancy adopting a bird of prey with great speed in flight, then adopt Raj, our Peregrine Falcon.

Our adoption packages provide the perfect gift.

Choose from our adoption options - Prices from £25

If you choose to adopt a bird of prey or owl you will be helping towards the care of our birds and conservation work that takes place in the UK and overseas. It is a gift that keeps on giving.  You could adopt a Peregrine Falcon as a gift or for yourself.  Choose from the various Peregrine Falcon adoption options below.

Digital

Our Digital Adoption packs make a fantastic present for bird fanatics! This digital package arrives straight into your inbox for you to forward on to your chosen recipient, or print out for yourself. There’s no packaging, no waiting on the post, and a lesser impact on the environment.

As part of your Digital Adoption pack, you will receive by email:

  • A digital  certificate of adoption
  • A digital fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A digital, high-resolution photo of your adoptee

Your fees, which are renewable annually, contribute to the care of our birds.

£25

Adopt a Peregrine Falcon
Digital+

Digital+ Adoption packs have all the benefits of our Digital Adoptions, plus the chance to come and see your adoptee at the Hawk Conservancy Trust’s award-winning Visitor Attraction Centre! As part of your Digital+ Adoption pack, you will receive by email:

  • An admission eVoucher to the Trust so that you can visit us and see your adoptee
  • Your name displayed on our Adoptions board
  • A digital  certificate of adoption
  • A digital fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A digital, high-resolution photo of your adoptee

Your fees, which are renewable annually, contribute to the care of our birds.

£40

Adopt a Peregrine Falcon
Adoption

Our Adoption Pack makes a wonderful gift for bird lovers of all ages. For just £60, you will receive in your adoption pack:

  • An admission ticket to the Trust so that you can visit us and see your adoptee
  • Your name displayed on our Adoptions board
  • A certificate of adoption
  • A fact sheet about your adopted species
  • A mounted photo of your adoptee
  • A memento of your adopted species

All of this will be delivered in a beautiful Hawk Conservancy Trust embellished box.  Your fees, which are renewable annually, contribute to the care of our birds.

£60

Adopt a Peregrine Falcon
Caring for wild Peregrine Falcons in the National Bird of Prey Hospital™

The Hawk Conservancy Trust’s National Bird of Prey Hospital™ can receive and treat up to 200 sick, injured or orphaned birds of prey each year. Many birds are found and bought in by members of the public. Watch as Hospital Manager Cedric Robert treats an injured Peregrine Falcon that was found in someone’s garden!

Working with Peregrine Falcons

Working with Peregrine Falcons and flying them with a lure is a true skill. Take a peek at what goes into a training session for flying these seriously speedy birds with Bird Team member Gary Benton, and one of our Peregrine Falcons, Farah.

Adopt a Bird of Prey FAQ'S

What types of birds of prey can I adopt?

There are seven birds of prey that you can adopt: Sweeney Todd the Snowy Owl, Charlie the Barn Owl, Cassius the African White-backed Vulture, Angola the Secretary Bird, Raj the Peregrine Falcon, Cottonmouth the Burrowing Owl or Danebury the Bald Eagle. Please note Cottonmouth the Burrowing Owl is only available as a Digital or Digital Plus adoption exclusively.

Can I meet the bird of prey I have adopted?

If you choose our Digital+ or Standard Bird of Prey Adoption pack, you will have an admission voucher included in your adoption pack for you to visit the Hawk Conservancy Trust. If you ask a member of our team on arrival they will be able to show you where your adopted bird of prey’s aviary is around the Trust Grounds so you can see them.

How long does my Bird of Prey Adoption last for?

All Bird of Prey Adoptions last one year from date of purchase.

Does my Adoption automatically renew?

Your bird of Prey Adoption does not automatically renew, however you will receive an email before your adoption is about to expire notifying you of the approaching expiry date and a reminder to renew.

Will my name be on a plaque?

If you have adopted a bird of prey with our Digital+ or Standard Adoption packs, you can find your name on our Adoptions Board next to our Rose Arch. Premium Adoptions will have the adoptee’s name on a plaque on the adopted bird of prey’s aviary.

Did you know?
Falcons have small cartilageous structures in the middle of their nares that create turbulence as air rushes towards their face during a high-speed stoop.
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