Burren Birds of Prey Centre, Ballyvaughan

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#1 of 12 in Wildlife in County Clare
Burren Birds of Prey Centre provides educational flying displays of birds of prey, and the opportunity to interact with the birds first-hand. At the flying display you will see different hawks, eagles, falcons, and owls from around the world fly over your heads as the trainer describes their habits to you. Take the hawk walk to get up close and personal with the birds; you'll be given an introduction to falconry and have the chance to handle a Harris hawk for the hour. The instructor will teach you how to release and call the hawk while walking through the woods. To visit Burren Birds of Prey Centre on your trip to Ballyvaughan, use our Ballyvaughan driving holiday planner .
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  • We were really impressed with the Burren Birds of Prey Centre. Based on reviews here we decided to do the Hawk Walk and this was a fabulous experience. If time and budget allows, I highly recommend it...  more »
  • We came here on our Babymoon to experience the Hawk Walk. We were blown away! Natasha, who led the walk, was such a pleasure! She was so enthusiastic about the birds and allowing us to have a great in...  more »
  • We went to visit on a dreary wet afternoon and we still enjoyed the memorising show. My granddaughter was blown away (7) and all the adults loved it too. Would definitely recommend! Great to see the b...  more »
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  • Fantastic day trip from Galway, well worth the effort to get down and see the collection of birds they have. Demonstrations are held every couple of hours (check in advance for times) as well worth attending. Very close to the caves as well, which are a big draw on their own. My daughter loved the experience, highly recommended.
  • Absolutely fantastic centre. In addition to visiting the centre itself and watching a few of the shows they put on to educate about the various birds they have, we also went on a private hawk walk where you walk around with the hawk on your arm. The hawks will fly off during the walk and the guide will call them back to you, amazing to watch the acrobatics they pull as they fly back. Aside from the beautiful hawks we got to walk with they also house many other birds of prey including owls, eagles and vultures. Absolutely amazing experience to be so close to these beautiful animals and highly recommended.
  • Lots of seating. Informative and entertaining. They told us that they couldn't show us the snowy owl for long, as she doesn't like the warm weather...I think this showed a nice concern for the birds' welfare. Afterwards, we could take a photo in front of one of the birds without having to pay extra.
  • Close up encounters with incredible birds. Staff is all bird heros. I learned a great deal and was very impressed by the work done by this organization.
  • The flying displays here are awesome as the birds are well trained and the trainers are very knowledgeable about them. Shows are usually 3 times a day in summer and twice a day in winter with different birds for each show so you could easily spend the day here.
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