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Birds of prey have always inspired awe and it’s easy to understand why. They are silent predators from the sky, swooping down with speed, precision and deadly intent.

But they are also vulnerable. Their existence is threatened by human activity throughout the world.  In Asia, three species of vultures are now listed as critically endangered; the Red Kite is threatened in Europe; and persecution of hawks and eagles is common in rural Australia. The list of at-risk species is growing.

If we are to ensure a future that includes these majestic birds, we must see them as more than just predators.  We must understand the critical role they play in maintaining the delicate ecological balance of our planet and recognize that we are in this together.

Our team is comprised of a group of biologists and falconers on Vancouver Island, who created The Raptors to bring people closer to birds of prey.  Our goal is to educate, illuminate and encourage a sense of personal responsibility for the future of these essential creatures we share the planet with.

With us, they soar the skies unfettered and return – not always when we expect them to!  They live enriched, fulfilling lives as ambassadors of their species, permitting people to get closer, which fosters the deeper appreciation and understanding.

The connection and experience of working with these birds is so powerful and profound, we had to create The Raptors and share it with everyone. We look forward to welcoming you to the flock!



Get some one-to-one time with a magnificent bird of prey. Learn about the species and discover we how train and care for them.

Visitor Center

Visitor Center

Come and make some new flying friends at The Raptors Centre just north of Duncan, 50 minutes from Victoria.

Wildlife Management

Wildlife Management

Raptors have long been recognized as an efficient and effective method of problem bird control.

Our Educational Programs

Our Educational Programs

The Raptors offers a unique educational program for school groups, and works to keep it affordable to schools.

Our Raptors


Bald Eagle

Scientific Name: Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Barn Owl

Scientific Name: Tyto alba

Turkey Vulture

Scientific Name: Cathartes aura


Scientific Name: Falco rusticolus


Our innovative wildlife management programs offer a highly effective solution for airports, industrial sites (like landfills, mills, buildings, etc.) and agricultural sites. With our fantastic birds, we can help clear areas of problem species like gulls, starlings, geese, and many others. This applied falconry combined with our team of specialized biologists and wildlife management experts creates unique and effective solutions to wildlife issues. For more information, check our wildlife management page.

Our Satisfied Customers

At The Raptors, we treasure feedback and value every single word that our visitors and clients share with us!  One of our top priorities is to serve your needs to the best of our ability. We would love to hear from you!