Reopen of the Jim Ades Raptor Sanctuary

KFBG Diary

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.

Newly renovated enclosures displaying rescued raptors

Jim Ades Raptor Sanctuary

The Jim Ades Raptor Sanctuary houses disabled and imprinted birds or cannot be released but are steady enough to be considered for education exhibit. Recently, 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.

Bosco, the Brown Fish Owl (Bubo zeylonensis), has a permanent wing injury and is unable to fly.

Music, the Crested Goshawk (Accipiter trivirgatus), who joined us in 2010, was illegally kept as pet before joining the Raptor Sanctuary

Dai Ngan the rescued Tawny Owl (Strix aluco). This is not native species and was probably part of the illegal pet trade