Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre's New Home
The Loch Lomond Bird of Prey Centre at Balloch has expanded and has now relocated and is fully open for business at a new purpose built facility at Loch Lomond Shores.
The woodland setting is absolutely magnificent and already the birds have settled in to their beautiful new aviaries.
The Centre is home to over 24 species of Birds of Prey & Owls, including “Orla” the magnificent female Golden Eagle. Orla has appeared on TV on a few occasions, most recently on BBC’s Winterwatch Unsprung in January this year.
The Centre is well known locally for the involvement with nurseries, schools, and youth groups, providing information and education on Birds of Prey, Owls, wildlife conservation, and preservation of natural habitat. The Centre works closely with local Scottish SPCA inspectors, assisting in the rescue and rehabilitation of sick and injured Birds of Prey & Owls.
One of the recent cases involved a rare Short-eared Owl who was picked up by a well-meaning passer-by, the Owl, who has since been named Prudence, had little chance of surviving in the wild. She has now been adopted by the Centre, properly licensed and approved by the authorities, and can be seen in her new home at Loch Lomond Shores.
The official Grand Opening will be performed by the BBC’s Paul Murton of “Grand Tours of Scotland “ and takes place on 9th November 2013.