Mountsberg Raptor Centre

Meet the gang. Think all raptors are alike? Wrong. From the size of soda cans to eagles with wingspans wider than the height of most adults, Mountsberg Raptor Centre has over two dozen birds of prey; each with a unique story.

P EagleEagles Falcons

Hawks


Owls


Shrike Recovery Project
Vultures

While the extensive wetlands area supports various natural habitats for a wide diversity of plants and animals, the Mountsberg Conservation Area is truly a birdwatcher’s paradise. During spring and fall migration, thousands of birds, particularly waterfowl, flock to the lake, while hundreds of songbirds flit through the forest and meadows.

In addition, visitors can learn a little more about local birds of prey at the Douglas G. Cockburn Raptor Centre. Tucked away in the woods of Mounstberg, the Raptor Centre has been providing educational and entertaining displays since 1994. It is currently home to 15 different species of native birds of prey, many of whom have permanent injuries which have left them incapable of surviving on their own in the wild. Often, these injuries are caused by human activity, but with the help of these feathered ambassadors, the community can learn about how to share our environment with native birds of prey, and how to reduce the negative impact we might have on them.