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Overall winner of the Photographic Competition announced

Posted on: July 15th, 2019 by Alice

We’re pleased to announce that the overall winner of our 2018 Photographic Competition is Danny McCreadie for this stunning image he captured of two wild Peregrine Falcons. The image was taken in Morialta Conservation Park in south Australia.

The image was selected as winner in the ‘In the Wild’ category by Oliver Smart and as overall winner by Trust president, Chris Packham.

Find out more about entering our 2019 Photographic Competition.

Get Creative for Vultures!

Posted on: May 29th, 2019 by Alice

Last year, we asked our visitors to get creative for International Vulture Awareness Day (IVAD), encouraging all budding writers and poets amongst our followers to get in touch and share their work inspired by vultures or our work to support these endangered birds.

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Running for Raptors

Posted on: April 30th, 2019 by Alice

This June, the Trust’s National Bird of Prey HospitalTM Manager, Cedric Robert, will be attempting the Hampshire Hoppit Trail Marathon in a bid to raise enough money to fund the hospital for a whole month, £5,353!

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Father’s Day

Posted on: April 26th, 2019 by Alice

This Father’s Day, why not treat your father or grandfather to a day out with us. We’ll be offering a special barbecue during the day and you can enjoy our full daily timetable of activities. Don’t forget to pack the picnic blanket!

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Fantastic news from Pakistan!

Posted on: April 15th, 2019 by Hannah Shaw

Four pairs of Asian White-backed Vultures are incubating eggs at our breeding centre in Changa Manga in Pakistan. If all eggs hatch, this will be the most successful year to date for the centre.

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Exclusive Members’ Event

Posted on: March 14th, 2019 by Alice

Each year, we invite our members to an exclusive event to thank them for their continued support. (more…)

Is spending time in nature beneficial to our health?

Posted on: February 20th, 2019 by Hannah Shaw

As part of an ongoing research project into the effect of nature on our health and well-being, the Hawk Conservancy Trust is hosting students from the University of Surrey. One of the students, Jess Green, tells us about her undergraduate dissertation project that she conducted here at the Trust. (more…)

A Tribute to Frodo

Posted on: December 18th, 2018 by Alice

It is with much sadness that we have to tell you that Frodo, our Tawny Eagle, has passed away at the grand age of 35, as a result of old age.

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Top Award for the Trust

Posted on: December 7th, 2018 by Alice

We were delighted to be presented with the Gold award for Small Visitor Attraction of the Year at last night’s Beautiful South tourism awards ceremony!

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Christmas with the Hawk Conservancy Trust

Posted on: October 19th, 2018 by Alice

We have Christmas all wrapped up to allow you to bag those perfect gifts, enjoy special family events and remain stress free.

Christmas Dinner

Why not join us for your Christmas dinner? We have a delicious menu that will have everyone’s mouth-watering. This will be available for pre-booked groups between Saturday 24 November and Sunday 23 December. Please email info@hawkconservancy.org for more information and to book.

Take a look at the Christmas Dinner menu.

Christmas Carols and Owls by Moonlight

Join us for a special evening to kick off the festive season. You will be welcomed by the festive sounds of The Blue Horizon Handbell Ringers. Join in with Christmas carols, both traditional and modern, under the night sky accompanied by Test Valley Brass. Warm up during the interval with mulled wine and a mince pie. We’ll also invite you into the magical world of our owls during the evening as you witness our beautiful owls twist and turn in the night sky and skim silently over the top of your head.

Breakfast or Tea with Father Christmas – SOLD OUT

Father Christmas will be stopping in at Feathers Restaurant ahead of his impending worldwide voyages. Children will have the opportunity to meet Father Christmas in his grotto, as well as meeting an owl and our two miniature donkeys, plus biscuit decorating.

Thursday 22 November, 4:30-8pm

Come along to get your Christmas shopping sorted and enjoy mulled wine, mince pies and 15% off*!

Get your Christmas all wrapped up with our range of gifts to delight all your nearest and dearest. Not only can you buy unique gifts that they’ll love but you’ll also be supporting the conservation of birds of prey at the same time. We stock a wonderful array of quality gifts, from stocking fillers, such as small toys and badges, to pyjamas and homeware.

*Excludes binoculars, books, gift vouchers, experiences, events and artwork.

Get your Christmas all wrapped up early this year with our range of gifts to delight all your nearest and dearest. Not only can you buy unique gifts that they’ll love but you’ll also be supporting the conservation of birds of prey at the same time. We also stock a wonderful array of quality potential gifts in our onsite shop, from stocking fillers, such as small toys and badges, to pyjamas and homeware.

For nature lovers – Experiences – from £65

We offer a range of experiences to suit anyone wishing to get closer to our birds and learn more about them. These intimate sessions are limited to small groups of six guests, with two members of our team guiding them.

For owl lovers – Meet the Burrowers VIP Encounter – £19.50

Come face to face with our cute and curious team of Burrowing Owls. We’ll invite you into their burrow where they’ll fly, hop and run around you – they may even use your head as a perch! Admission charged in addition to encounter session, or purchase together at our special offer price of £29.50 per person.

For the experience-seeker – Owls by Moonlight or Sky Hunters at Sunset – £34.50

These magical evening events include two flying displays, a private tour of the grounds and a hot supper.

For everyone – Membership – Adult: £55.00

The gift that keeps on giving – with unlimited visits to the Trust for a year as well as invitations to exclusive member events, this is a truly wonderful gift!

For the perpetually busy – Adopt a bird of prey – from £50

This is a great way to support a bird and contribute towards care and maintenance costs, as well as supporting our conservation work.

For those who love a treat – Afternoon tea – £22.50

Treat them to a special day out where you can enjoy a day of marvelling at world-class flying demonstrations, and then relax in the afternoon with a delicious cream tea in Feathers Restaurant.

For the family – A day ticket to visit us – Adult ticket: £14.95

Experience world-class flying demonstrations and marvel at over 130 birds of prey in our 22 acres of beautiful woodland and wildflower meadow.

For the organiser in your family – Calendar – £10.30

Get organised early for the year ahead with our calendar that includes all of the winning and highly commended images from our 2017 Photographic Competition.

For the tricky one – gift voucher

Let them choose for themselves. Our gift vouchers can be used toward any of our events and experiences, or onsite for admission tickets, in the shop and in Feathers Restaurant.

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