About Garden Route
Birds Of Prey

How Are We and What Do We Do

Garden Route Birds of Prey was established by Bertus and Lizette Beukes in 2018 and is situated in George, Western Cape.

Most vets have the necessary facility to help stabilize and look after birds of prey for a few days, but soon after, they are released, some too early in their recovery. It was decided to start a place where we as a rehab centre could help our community and birds of prey in the area, and also house those that are unable to be released by using them for educational purposes. Our aim was and still is to educate and help our community by raising awareness around BoP and the importance around conserving them by raising awareness surrounding Human-Wildlife conflict that occurs throughout the world. In order for us to do so, we need the support from the public as we cannot do it without their help.

We try to give every patient the best chance at survival, by ensuring that they receive the best care possible. Each patient that arrives is evaluated to determine what injuries it may have; is then treated accordingly and released back into the wild as soon as possible. Each case is different, and some patients take longer than others to heal and may require help for extended periods of time before we can release them back into the wild. At GRBoP (Garden Route Birds of Prey), our mission is to try to get our younger generation involved, thereby making use of volunteers and teaching them about the different Birds of Prey and helping to care for them. Over the last few years, we have had an innovative group of volunteers who have learnt an array of skills and knowledge to take with them in the future allowing them to have a positive impact on their community.

Birds and Owls

Birds of prey are predatory bird species that have hooked bills, sharp talons, strong feet, and keen eyesight and hearing. They tend to feed on small mammals, birds READ MORE

Sponsor a Bird

Sponsorship entails involvement, both financial and emotional, with the life and care of a specific bird here at the facility. As a Sponsor you contribute to the basic care and well-being of the animal you sponsor. In return, you will receive regular updates READ MORE

Donations

We are a non-profit organization (NPO) Garden Route Birds of Prey is largely funded by donors - friends, family and visitors - who have a heart for rehabilitation and wildlife. READ MORE

Rescues

Garden Route Birds of Prey has been an active rescue and rehabilitation centre for birds of prey. We focus and are on call 24/7 to rescue birds of prey from both urban and rural areas in and around Garden Route. We love birds of prey. READ MORE

Birds Show

Here at Garden Route Birds of Prey, we have on a regular basis live shows. Come join us for exciting flying shows. READ MORE

Rehabilitation

Rehabilitation: The process of helping birds of prey who have suffered an illness or injury, with the aim to restore lost skills and so regain maximum self-sufficiency. Release is the main aim, once the raptors are healthy enough. Garden Route Birds of Prey strives to provide READ MORE