Why adopt?

The running of the Centre is a costly business and you may be surprised that we do not receive grants from outside agencies. Visitors often ask how they can help in our work –  Many people wish to contribute more and for this reason we have devised our adoption scheme. All proceeds received from adoptions go directly towards the upkeep of the birds – not only the birds you see on display but injured wild birds which are handed into the Centre for rehabilitation and release back into the wild.

Please understand that the adoption fee will be used towards food, accommodation and veterinary costs for birds at the Centre. The bird you adopt will at all times remain under the care and ownership of Kielder Water Birds of Prey Centre. In return for your adoption fee you will receive an adoption certificate and a photograph of your adopted bird. A similar certificate will be placed in a suitable prominent position within the Birds of Prey Centre.





Little Owl, Southern White Faced Owl, Tropical Screech Owl, Tawny owl, Barn Owl, Indian Scops Owl, Kestrel, Merlin.


Kookaburra, Buzzard, Ashy Faced Owl, Harris Hawk, other Hawks


 Peregrine and Hybrid Falcons


Black Kite, Turkey Vulture, European Eagle Owl, Snowy Owl, Great Grey Owl, Ural Owl, Crested Seriema.


Bateleur Eagle, Tawny Eagle


White Tailed Eagle, Golden Eagle.