The Flight Barn
A 20’ X 50’ pole-barn structure to flight test and house rehabilitating injured and/or orphaned birds of prey: falcons, hawks, owls, and eagles.
The flight barn will consist of 2 bays, each approximately 10’ Wide X 50’ Long. One bay will be used for flight testing birds, which is important for getting birds’ muscles strong after a long period of immobility so they can fly successfully when released back to the wild. The internal height of this bay will be 12 feet. The second bay will house recuperating birds and our resident educational birds of prey in individual enclosures called “mews”. This bay will have an internal height of 8-12 feet.
More About the Project
The flight barn is designed specifically to meet standards established by the National Wildlife Rehabilitators Association for appropriate care, handling, and housing of injured or orphaned wildlife. No such facility exists in southwest Idaho that meets the minimum standard for housing and flight testing raptors and other large birds during rehabilitation. By having a flight barn Snowdon can accomplish the care and rehabilitation from start to finish (i.e., fully implement our mission), which saves resources and is safer and less stressful for the birds.
The new structure will also provide upgraded residences for our two resident educational birds, Indy and Merlin. Their comfort promotes successful wildlife conservation education.
We need donations
We’d like to thank Randy Zuniga for his very generous donation in honor of his late wife , Toni Zuniga. It is because of this donation we were able to begin construction on the flight barn.
We still need more donations to finish this project. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation to help us complete this project.