Experience the Raptors

Bird of Prey Shows
Raptor Encounter
Raptor Outreach Programs
Raptor Photo Shoots

Birds of Prey Shows

Learn about native birds of prey, ask questions, and see Mountsberg’s raptors up close year round.

Click here to see our full calendar of events and plan your next trip to Mountsberg today!

September to June

Weekends and Holidays: Shows are held twice daily at 12:00pm and 2:00pm.
Weekdays: May to October, shows are held at 2:15pm daily; November to April, shows are held on the 1st and 3rd Wednesday of the month.

July and August

Summer shows are held seven days a week at 12:00pm and 2:00pm from Canada Day to Labour Day.

Location: Shows are held outside in the netted flyway behind the Raptor Centre, weather permitting. In case of rain or snow, shows are held inside the Raptor Centre.

Note: Pets are not permitted within the Raptor Centre, in the Flyway, or anywhere on the Wildlife Walkway. Service Animals may be restricted from Mountsberg programs that include live animals, such as the Bird of Prey show and the Bison Ride. Please contact the park in advance for details on how to make your visit accessible, at 905-854-2276 x.3300 or mtsberg@hrca.on.ca.

Raptor Encounter

Get a personal introduction to eagles, hawks, owls and falcons and enjoy a private 45-minute experience led by our expert Raptor Centre staff. Depending on raptor health and training, you might even get a peek at feeding, raptor care, training, socialization, or even a behind-the-scenes tour of our facilities. Best of all, unlike our other programming, a Raptor Encounter can provide you the opportunity to hold one of our native, non-releasable raptors! Talk about a nose to beak experience!

Fees

Raptor Encounter – $80.00 (+HST) per group (group maximum  of 5 people)
Your Raptor Encounter fee includes park admission. Come for the birds and stay the whole day!

How do I book my Raptor Encounter?

1. Click here to register now!
2. Walk-in (Limited availability and on a first-come, first-serve basis)

Note: Individuals, such as young children, who are unable to stay calm around animals may not be eligible to handle a bird of prey due to safety considerations. Alternate activities (photos near birds, touch-table specimen exploration) can be arranged. Conservation Halton is committed to making our parks and programs accessible for all. Please inform our staff in advance if any member of your party has environmental allergies, special or exceptional needs, accessibility concerns, applicable phobias (birds, insects, sudden movements, loud noises), or sensitivities. We are happy to discuss the program and personalize it for your group. If you or a member of your group requires a Service Animal, we are happy to provide temporary housing for that animal or alterations to the program. For safety reasons, Service Animals are not permitted in Raptor Encounter programs. Please contact the park in advance for details on how to make your visit accessible, at 905-854-2276 x.3300 or mtsberg@hrca.on.ca.

Have the Raptors Visit You

Looking for a way to wow your classroom or community/corporate event? Outreach raptor programs are customizable to meet your needs. Our raptors are always a hit with an audience! Not only is it a breathtaking experience to meet a live red-tailed hawk or great horned owl, but our educational programs engage children and adults alike and help to foster an appreciation for wild habitats and wild creatures.

We excel at bringing raptors into the classroom and blending the thrill of live animal ambassadors with curriculum-based programming. We have also visited private functions, corporate picnics and events, church groups, naturalist clubs, scout and guide functions, long-term care facilities, retirement homes, camps, city events, Earth Day celebrations, eco-fests, to name a few. If you would like to see an owl or hawk as the star of your next event, we’d love to help! Click here for more information.

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Raptor Photo Shoots

Our photo shoots offer an incredible opportunity to get "lens to beak" with Mountsberg’s beautiful raptors. Whether you are a casual photo-enthusiast or a professional photographer you will enjoy this opportunity to capture images of these awe inspiring birds. Raptor Centre staff work with our feathered ambassadors in natural settings to enable you to get the best possible shot.

Choose from one of the following options:

Raptors in Focus

Hosted once a month (Saturday or Sunday mornings), this one hour program is limited to 15 people and will give you the opportunity to photograph four of our resident raptors in a variety of natural settings.

Fees  

$35 (+HST) per person. Your Raptors in Focus fee includes park admission. Come for the birds and stay the whole day! 

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Private Photo Shoots

Private shoots can be booked at any time by contacting Mountsberg Visitor Services. Raptor Centre staff will work with you to customize your shoot to make sure you get the shot you want! Call 905.854.2276 ext. 3300 or email mtsberg@hrca.on.ca for more information.

Fees

$200 (+HST) per hour for a group of up to 15 photographers