The Birds of prey station
Heldenberg’s wildlife was expanded in 2015 with Aigner’s Falkenhof Birds of prey park. During a walk through the raptor park, visitors will encounter a variety of impressive predatory birds. Birds to marvel at include: peregrine falcons, Saker falcons, kestrels, eagle owls, barn owls, great grey owls, little owls, jackal buzzards, Harris’ hawks, long-legged buzzards, golden eagles, bald eagles, wedge-tailed eagles, striated caracaras, griffon vultures, and much more.
Video: This is how the falcon, Karl-Heinz, sees the world – Watch the video
Species-appropriate animal welfare is a top priority at the Falkenhof, where visitors can see and be convinced of the daily work for themselves and understand falconry. Aigner’s Falkenhof is also committed to the animal conservation and tries to implement this with a variety of offspring. The protection of birds of prey is a big investment here!
A special highlight at the Falkenhof are the flying demonstrations. Here you can experience raptors flying at breathtaking speed, their daredevil dives, and their falconry training. Visitors will learn interesting facts about the population, habitat, hunting possibilities, and choice of prey for the Raptors.
Children’s program and workshops
For children, Falkenhof has tailored offers for groups and schools. We try to give the children an understanding of raptor ornithology, educational knowledge about the animal world, their habitats, their hunting, the history of falconry, and much more. Individual falconry workshops for young and old are also offered, where you can experience a day as a falconer.
Further information can be found directly at www.falkenhof-heldenberg.com.
Photos: Eveline Hollinger; www.fotografiehollinger.at