Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre
Theres more to birds than just feathers...
The aim at Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre is to conserve these magnificent birds for future generations. By providing the public with information and education in all aspects of habitat, diet, habits, threats, and welfare, they hope to encourage members of the public to appreciate habitat, ecology and wildlife.
They have over twenty species of Birds of Prey. from "Orla", the magnificent Golden Eagle, to the small, delicate American Kestrel, "Ayisha".
Hawks, Buzzards, Falcons, 0wls, Eagle Owls, are all there for you to see, close up.
As well as looking round the centre, they can offer you a choice of many activities to get closer to the birds. "Hawk Walks", flying the bird from your glove, or, you can take the chance to go out on a "Hunting Expedition", a real outdoor adventure. they can even teach you the basics of falconry, learning about birds, welfare, furniture, how to tie a Falconer's knot, on the "Introductory-Session".
Why not try a "Meet the Birds Experience ", an action packed time at the centre. You can fly a Hawk, and an Eagle 0wl.
Try a full day "Falconry Experience ", become a falconer for a day. Or, an "Owl Experience ", getting close to all types of owl during an action packed three hours.
Birds of Prey are in decline due to a variety of reasons, at Loch Lomond Birds of Prey they firmly believe that if they can educate the children then this will be a step forward in ensuring that these magnificent
creatures are around for many generations.
They always try and make time to talk to children when they visit the centre. They can also, by appointment, arrange for some of the birds to visit children in school, brownies, scouts etc. or why not arrange to bring them to the centre on a day trip where they will see a wider variety of birds
Situated close to all the magnificent tourist areas of Balloch, Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre (LLBOP) is only 5 minutes away from the town centre of Balloch on the