Terms and Conditions for Entry to ICBP
Please read the following information carefully as these terms form the contract between you (the visitor) & The International Centre for Birds of Prey. It is the responsibility of each customer to ensure they act in a safe manner & follow any health & safety instructions at all times. Customers are also to be aware that these birds are wild animals & should be treated with care & respect at all times. Our birds do not do "tricks" but merely mimic in captivity, their habits in the wild. Our flying demonstrations mean that you are close to free flying trained birds. We assess our birds on a regular basis to make sure they are suitable to be flown in front of the public, however they are still wild birds and can react on rare occasion in ways that we do not expect.
All our birds are essentially wild birds, not domestic pets, so please respect them.
- Don't try to stroke, touch them or put fingers through the wire where they are in aviaries
- Don't climb on the standoff barriers, they are there to protect you and the birds
- Do not throw anything at the aviaries or birds, or wave sticks or tripods around please
- Do not feed the birds, they have their own special diet and the wrong food can kill them
If you walk round slowly and quietly, you will see more and enjoy more and not spoil the day for others or the birds
During the flying demonstrations we ask you to sit quietly, not to whistle to the birds (we do that) don't shove camera's up towards them, leave the path clear to the gate for the falconers. We ask that prams and pushchairs are kept behind the first line of benches. Children to be kept under control at all times please. Photographers, you are welcome to stand, and move slowly around, but not to block the view of other visitors. If the seats are wet and you are standing please make sure you are behind the first line of benches.
Please note, if you are afraid of birds, or flapping wings or have phobia about birds, they can fly very close to you during the demonstrations, so it may be advisable to take a chair well to the back under the trees.
We love to share the collection and the experience of the flying demonstrations with you, we ask that you help us by following simple rules to keep you and the birds safe at all times.
Annual ticket holders: Your tickets entitles you to standard entry to the centre on all days that the centre is open to the general public, including bank holidays but excluding special events such as the Falconry Weekend, for a full list of these dates please contact the centre.
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