What You'll Get
A recent study suggests that the carrier pigeon's preferred mode of communication is the text message, followed shortly by telekinesis. Learn more about our flying friends with today's Groupon: for $14, you get a single family pass to the Peregrine Fund World Center for Birds of Prey (up to a $34 value).
Founded in 1970, the Peregrine Fund began as an effort to preserve dwindling populations of its namesake falcon, and it continues to promote conservation efforts from its World Center for Birds of Prey. Winged wonders swoop toward the spotlight as avian advocates hob-nob with the center's rare-bird populations, a guest list that includes bald eagles, California condors, and hawks from around the world. Visitors can also tour the center's permanent exhibits, which cover topics ranging from habitat ecology and migration patterns to human interactions with developing populations of condors and falcons. Education abounds with human's-eye view demonstrations that bring guests into close connection with birds and leave viewers feeling sleek, majestic, and hungry for field rodents. The family pass admits up to six people of the same family.
The World Center for Birds of Prey has been mentioned by the Idaho Statesman and Boise Weekly. It has a perfect five-star average from four Yelpers, an average of four owl eyes from eight TripAdvisors, and more than 3,100 Facebook fans.
- If you've never seen a live raptor up close, why wait any longer? This south Boise attraction is the international headquarters of the Peregrine Fund, which helped bring the peregrine falcon back from the brink of extinction. The center is home to captive breeding programs of California condors and other rare birds, the Peregrine Fund Research Library and the Archives of American Falconry. Why it's cool: The center raises raptors for release in the wild. About 200 falcons and condors are housed here. – Idaho Statesman
- We learned so much about raptors and the California Condor! Our whole family was enthralled. Not only is this a fantastic learning experience for the kids but I think every member of our family learned at least one new "aha! " thing while we were there. – mauimee, TripAdvisor
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Apr 2, 2011. Amount paid never expires. Valid for up to 6 people of the same family. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.
About The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey
Founded in 1970 by Tom Cade, a former professor of Ornithology at Cornell University, The Peregrine Fund's World Center for Birds of Prey is a non-profit that strives to save birds of prey from extinction. Their efforts began nearly 40 years ago, when trying to save the Peregrine Falcon, which was eventually removed from the Endangered Species list in 1999. Today, at their 580-acre headquarter campus in Boise, Idaho, they focus on captive breeding of California Condors and Aplomado Falcons for the purposes of preservation.