Speaking on Business: World Center for Birds of Prey — UT

The World Center for Birds of Prey is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor education center.

Chris Redgrave Feb 22, 2019

This is Chris Redgrave for Zions Bank Speaking on Business.

There are now more approximately 500 condors in existence and over half of those are flying free in parts of Utah, Arizona and California. The birds are protected and while it would be an incredible experience to see this rare bird species in the wild, if you’d like to see one up close, visit the World Center for Birds of Prey, which houses the world’s largest captive flock.

The World Center for Birds of Prey is a one-of-a-kind indoor/outdoor education center where you’ll see eagles, owls, vultures, hawks and falcons from around the world. Some of these are rare or endangered species you might never see in the wild. These hands-on exhibits teach about raptors and the critical role they play in monitoring our environment and explains what makes a bird of prey a bird of prey. There’s live raptor demonstrations and a Smithsonian-quality exhibit on falconry where you’ll find the most comprehensive English language falconry library in the world!

Erin Katzner, education director, says the center is a great way to get kids excited about Science, Technology, Engineering and Math, or STEM, as they learn about raptor ecology and conservation. Of the 50,000 visitors per year who come to the center, approximately 5,000 are students.

For more information and to check out the location and hours of operation, visit

For Zions Bank, I’m Chris Redgrave, speaking on business.

World Center for Birds of Prey
5668 W Flying Hawk Ln
Boise, ID 83709

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