Meet & sponsor the birds

The perfect gift for bird lovers, we’ve got loads of bird species up for Sponsorship.

Some BIG, some small, some weird but all of them WONDERFUL… and with your support that’s the way we can keep it.

Our sponsorship packs start from just £30 and make the perfect gift for any bird lover in your life. Whether you decide on a gold, silver or bronze package, sponsoring one of our amazing birds at Thirsk Birds of Prey Centre is really rewarding as you will not only help fund conservation work, you will also help support the upkeep and maintenance of these truly special birds. As well as receiving an exclusive sponsorship pack, your name will also be displayed on a ‘Thank You’ plaque near your sponsored bird’s accommodation.  

You can pay for your sponsorship pack using Paypal. Just click on the bird you wish to sponsor, then complete the payment details.

* Please note we can’t guarantee that the bird you have sponsored will be on show or available for public handling at the time that you visit due to centre commitments, breeding programs or on rest. 
* We would recommend contacting the centre prior to your visit so we can advise if or when the sponsored bird can be held to 
avoid any disappointment. 
* Please note age restrictions do apply for handling certain birds such as eagles, vultures and large owls.         
Please call 01845 587522 for more information. 
  

Gold- £60 per year

Over 10 of our birds are available for Sponsorship for £60.

Each Gold pack contains:

  • One Admission Ticket that can be used at anytime within the Sponsorship period (this ticket is valid for one adult).
  • Your name displayed on a ‘Thank You’ board on our Sponsors Wall of Thanks (by 20th of following month)
  • On your visit we will endeavour to let you hold your chosen Sponsored bird where practical (if your chosen bird is not suitable to be held then we will substitute a more suitable bird, this is a one off photo opportunity) please bring your camera so you can take lots of photos of this memorable occasion. We would recommend contacting the centre prior to your visit so we can advise if or when the sponsored bird can be held to avoid any disappointment.
  • Thank you letter
  • Image of your Sponsored Bird
  • Personal Sponsorship certificate

Hokkaido

Steller’s Sea Eagle
Haliaeetus pelagicus

Ada

African Fish Eagle
Haliaeetus vocifer

Arthur

Ferruginous hawk
Buteo regalis

Boris

Golden Eagle
Aquila chrystaetos

Breaghar

White-Tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla

Ethel

White-headed Vulture
Trigonoceps occipitalis

Khamun

Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus

Lady

Turkey Vulture
Cathartes aura

Mya

African Tawny Eagle
Aquila rapax

Mully

White Tailed Eagle

Haliaeetus albicilla

Nutley

Hooded Vulture
Necrosyrtes monachus

Nanook

Bald eagle
Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Sassy

Palm Nut Vulture (Vulturine Fish Eagle)
Gypohierax Angolensis

Albert

African Fish Eagle
Haliaeetus vocifer

Boudica

Golden Eagle
Aquila chrystaetos

Toruk

Steller’s Sea Eagle
Haliaeetus pelagicus

Fozzie

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Gonzo

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Nibbler

Turkey Vulture Cathartes aura

Lagertha

Bald eagle Haliaeetus leucocephalus

Tim

African Tawny Eagle
Aquila rapax

Tutan

Egyptian Vulture
Neophron percnopterus

Violet

African white backed vulture
Gyps africanus

William

Black chested buzzard eagle
Geranoaetus melanoleucus

Marvin

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Pepie

Black Vulture Coragyps atratus

Kyla

White-Tailed Eagle
Haliaeetus albicilla

Silver - £40 per year

Over 20 of our birds are available for Sponsorship for £40.

Each Silver pack contains:

  • Your name displayed on a ‘Thank You’ board on our Sponsors Wall of Thanks (by 20th of following month)
  • On your visit we will endeavour to let you hold your chosen Sponsored bird where practical (if your chosen bird is not suitable to be held then we will substitute a more suitable bird, this is a one off photo opportunity) please bring your camera so you can take lots of photos of this memorable occasion. We would recommend contacting the centre prior to your visit so we can advise if or when the sponsored bird can be held to avoid any disappointment.
  • Thank you letter
  • Image of your Sponsored Bird
  • Personal Sponsorship certificate

Avalanche

Snowy Owl
Bubo scandiacus

Cornelius

Great Horned Owl
Bubo virginianus

Delta

Black Kite
Milvus migrans

Eddy

Striated Caracara
Phalcoboenus australis

Gordon

Great Grey Owl
Strix Nebulosa

Misty

Great Grey Owl
Strix Nebulosa

Spot

African Spotted Owl
Bubo africanus

Bonnie

Crested Caracara Caracara plancus

Darwin

Common buzzard Buteo buteo

Dylan

Harris Hawk Parabuteo unicinctus

India

Red Kite Milvus milvus

Kilo

Red Kite Milvus milvus

Lady Matilda Snowball

Snowy Owl Bubo scandiacus

Lima

Black Kite Milvus migrans

Whisky

Black Kite Milvus migrans

Pie

African Pied Crow
Corvus albus

Magnum

African Pied Crow
Corvus albus

Rick

Lanner Falcon
Falco biarmicus

Sidney

Goshawk
Accipiter gentilis

Stoop

Peregrine Falcon
Falco peregrinus

Tiny

European Eagle owl
Bubo bubo

Womble

Siberian Eagle Owl
Bubo bubo sibericus

Zimba

Mackinders Eagle Owl
Bubo capensis

Zumba

Mackinders Eagle Owl
Bubo capensis

Ragnar

White Necked Raven
Corvus albicollis

Tommy

Crested Caracara Caracara plancus

Daz

White Stork                 Ciconia ciconia      

Persil

White Stork                 Ciconia ciconia      

Crumble

African Spotted Owl
Bubo africanus

Victor

Yellow Billed Kite
Milvus aegyptius

Quebec

Yellow Billed Kite
Milvus aegyptius

Mr Wick (John Wick)

Aplomado Falcon
Falco femoralis

Winston

Verreaux’s Eagle Owl
Bubo lacteus

Karen

Red Legged Seriema
Cariama cristata

Bronze - £30 per year

Over 10 of our birds are available for Sponsorship for £30.

Each Bronze pack contains:

  • Your name displayed on a ‘Thank You’ board on our Sponsors Wall of Thanks (by 20th of following month)
  • On your visit we will endeavour to let you hold your chosen Sponsored bird where practical (if your chosen bird is not suitable to be held then we will substitute a more suitable bird, this is a one off photo opportunity) please bring your camera so you can take lots of photos of this memorable occasion. We would recommend contacting the centre prior to your visit so we can advise if or when the sponsored bird can be held to avoid any disappointment.
  • Thank you letter
  • Image of your Sponsored Bird
  • Personal Sponsorship certificate

Gizmo

White-Faced Scops Owl
Otus scops

Pingi

African Pygmy Falcon
Polihierax Semitorquatus

Radar

Northern Hawk Owl
Surnia ulula

Roo

Kookaburra
Dacelo Novaeguineae

Spike

Barn Owl
Tyto alba

Pingu

African Pygmy Falcon
Polihierax Semitorquatus

Pongi

African Pygmy Falcon
Polihierax Semitorquatus

Barley

Barn Owl Tyto alba

Tilly

European Kestrel

Falco tinnunculus

Goliath

Brazilian Pygmy Owl Glaucidium minutissimum

Haggis

Tawny owl Strix aluco

Jack

Merlin Falco columbarius

Peanut

Red Footed Falcon Falco vespertinus

Sprout

Little Owl
Athene noctua

Teddy

Long Eared owl
Asio otus

Viper

American Kestrel
Falco sparverius

Vesper

American Kestrel
Falco sparverius

Merlin

Melanistic Barn Owl Tyto alba

Pinga

African Pygmy Falcon
Polihierax Semitorquatus

Dumpling

Brazilian Pygmy Owl
Glaucidium minutissimum

Cashew

Red Footed Falcon
Falco vespertinus