The Western Australian Birds of Prey Centre gives you an opportunity to learn about birds of prey and see them in flight.
My name is Yvonne Sitko, and I established the WA Birds of Prey Centre in 2005. I’ve been involved in rescue, rehabilitation and release back into the wild of birds of prey since 2000. I am licenced by the WA Department of Conservation and Land Management.
Some sick or injured birds are unable to be released back into the wild. Depending on the bird’s personality, they might join my flight display.
The displays educate people about the importance of conserving the natural habitat for birds of prey. The birds demonstrate a lot of their natural behaviours through flight and feeding.
They don’t perform tricks!
Recently Auzzie, a young and very proud Wedgetail Eagle, has been flying free at the Optus Stadium with the West Coast Eagles. Auzzie is a great ambassador for Wedgetails and birds of prey in general. It was not that long ago that Wedgetails were shot. So it is great to have Auzzie educating West Australians about conservation and habitat preservation.
The Peregrine Falcon, the fastest bird in the world, can reach speeds of 180km/h, or up to 400km/h in a dive?
The eyesight of the Wedge Tail Eagle is so good, if it could read a newspaper it would be able to make out the fine print from one and a half kilometres.
The WA Birds of Prey can visit your school in Perth and surrounding suburbs. And periodically we do regional visits. Please get in touch for more information about available dates and costs.
The WA Birds of Prey can visit your Community in Perth and surrounding suburbs. And periodically we do regional visits. Please get in touch for more information about available dates and costs.
Working in association with many governing bodies I am able to run a seminar about caring for rescued Birds of Prey. For more details please contact me.
Got a question about Birds of Prey
I love questions, so anything you want to know just drop me an email using this form.