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EAGLE ENCOUNTERS is a rehabilitation centre that aims at community awareness and the rescue, rehabilitation and release of birds of prey. The centre was founded in December 2001 by Hank and Tracy Chalmers, in the Stellenbosch. Of the 200 – 300 raptors per year rescued or received by the centre an average of 60 – 65% of birds are successfully released back onto the wild.
A second branch opened at the Heath in Plettenberg Bay, Garden Route on the 6th December 2008 by Dennis Robson and Janet Forrest. This operation of this branch is funded independently.
Eagle Encounters operate directly under the rules & regulations laid down by Cape Nature Conservation.
We are active members of
• The Western Cape Raptor Rehabilitation Forum (run by Cape Nature in conjunction with UCT’s Percy FitzPatrick Institute)
• The Bird of Prey Working Group
• Cape Nature’s Honorary Rangers
Flying displays: a variety of trained non-releasable birds of prey are free flown around and to you as an opportunity for you to spectate, participate and photograph these magnificent birds in natural surroundings.
Eagle Encounters are on call 24/7 to rescue raptors in distress
ENQUIRIES / GROUP BOOKINGS
Janet – +27 (0)83 382 2417
or +27 (0)44 532 7537
Dennis – +27 (0)83 561-0973