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Rotorua Part 2 – Wingspan

Wingspan is a New Zealand organisation that is there to help New Zealand Raptor birds. In New Zealand we have 

The Harrier Hawk or the Swamp Harrier

The New Zealand Falcon a threatened species.

Barn Owls

Morepork or Ruru.

We have captive breeding for release, education about these birds, falconry, bird rehabilitation, conservation and research.

I visited “Wingspan” for the first time and we had 3 people talk about individual falcons. It was really worthwhile and very interesting to learn about these birds.

So this day, I only learned about these Falcons, it is illegal to have a NZ Falcon to practice falconry but you can do that with Swamp Harriers or Harrier Hawks.

These Falcons are trained to survive in the wild and are wonderful birds. I had the wonderful opportunity to hold “Shadow” one of these beautiful birds. 

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Written by Pamela Moresby

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