Jim Ades Raptor Sanctuary
Major Jim Ades established the first birds of prey rehabilitation programme in Hong Kong in the 1980s. To continue this important work, KFBG established the Raptor Sanctuary in 1994. The Raptor Rehabilitation Programme was established in April 1994. It was the first such programme of its kind in Hong Kong. The aim of the programme is to rehabilitate rescued sick and injured birds of prey and release those that have fully recovered back into the wild. In the past 20 years, more than 3,600 native birds have been received from the Agriculture, Fisheries and Conservation Department, the Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals and members of the public, with Over 50% were successfully rehabilitated and released.
The Jim Ades Raptor Sanctuary houses disabled and imprinted birds or cannot be released but are steady enough to be considered for education exhibit. In 2016, we have upgraded some of the enclosures and combined the previous Owl Sanctuary with the Raptor Sanctuary. Please come and visit our rescued birds of prey, such as Black Kites, Crested Goshawks, Common Buzzard and owls.
We occasionally run Raptor Keeper Talks, where visitors can have a close-contact experience with one of our birds; check for details on this website or at Reception.