Currently there are six 10’ X 32’ flights set up for breeding pairs of raptors including Harris’ Hawks and European Goshawks. The chambers have a southern exposure and are protected from the prevailing northern winds. They are constructed of board and batten walls, metal partitions, pre-fabricated wiremesh units, various perching options , sizeable nest ledges and an adjoining hallway for feeding and care.
Breeding birds in captivity, especially raptors, has been a long time profession/passion that has resulted in being involved in producing some of the “firsts” in Canada: Peregrine Falcons (1979), Prairie X Peregrine hybrids and Red-naped Shahin X Peregrine hybrids via artifical insemination in the early 1980’s; Bald Eagle, Golden Eagle, Gyrfalcon, Prairie Falcon, Luggar Falcon, Military Macaw, Scarlet Macaw, Green-winged Macaw, also in the early ‘80s. Most of the individual birds set up for breeding were handled (flown) extensively until they were sexually mature.