A visit to ICBP can be an all day experience, many of our visitors will literally arrive when we open and leave when we close, so you really can get your money's worth.
Because the flying demonstrations are all different, because there are 11 acres to wander round, grounds to sit and enjoy, gardens that are as good as some open to the public, aviaries full of exotic birds of prey and owls, and a wonderful family atmosphere, you need to have time to enjoy it all.
You never know what you are going to see, apart from the official flying demonstrations, the staff are often in the field training new or difficult birds which can be very entertaining to watch. The experience days are run in the field so watching others have the chance to work with the birds can be a taster of something that you might want the chance to do.
The car park can be full of vintage cars, or recently three beautiful coach and horses. The staff might be working with a film crew, almost anything could happen, and you will not feel left out because the staff always make sure you know what is going on. The children can play on the play area's or walk in the woods, or run around the field when the birds are not flying.
If you bring a picnic the resident dogs may join you and try and persuade you they are never fed (not true) If you don't like them just tell them nicely, to go away.
The setting is beautiful and walking down through the archway of Whitebeam trees and over looking the pond makes you appreciate what a wonderful planet we live on.
Neil Forbs from Great Western Exotic Vets
International Centre For Birds of Prey
Present the perfect course for raptor keepers, falconers, zoos keepers, demonstrators, educationalists in raptor understanding and owl keepers.
‘Management of birds of prey for health and longevity’
One Day Course
Presented by Neil A Forbes DipECZM(avian) FRCVS RCVS and European Specialist in Bird Medicine
Two dates available
Sunday February 5th 2017
Saturday April 1st 2017
0900h – 1630h
At: International Centre for Birds of Prey
Newent, Gloucestershire, GL18 1JJ
Cost £85 for one day
Includes lunch, refreshments + comprehensive A4 course notes
Please phone to book at: 01531 820286