The castle’s six hectare park allows our 60 birds of prey to live in peaceful harmony amongst the surrounding stone and nature of the valley.
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Nevertheless, for your own safety, please do not try to interact with the birds. Each demonstration creates superb photographic opportunities. In addition to the daily demonstrations, you can visit our birds individually as you wander around the gardens. The Birds of Prey demonstrations are set in the square on the north side of the castle in front of the Renaissance facade of the building overlooking the Dordogne Valley.
|From 1 January to 25 March 2023||From 26 March to 7 April 2023||From 8 April to11 July 2023||From 12 july to 30 August 2023||From 31 August to 30 September 2023||From 1 October to 5 November 2023||From 6 November 2023 until the end of March 2024|
|No bird demonstration||3.00pm||11.15am, 3.00pm, 4.30pm||11.15am, 2.30pm, 4pm, 5.30pm||11.15am, 3.00pm, 4.30pm||11.15am, 3.30pm||No bird demonstration|
This project is led in Germany by the association V.L.A.B (Association for the Preservation of the Landscape, the Protection of Species and Biodiversity) and is directed by Michaela Domeyer.
This initiative, which began in 2017, aims to reintroduce the Ural Owl to an area of the Bavarian Forest where it had disappeared for more than a hundred years. The Château des Milandes therefore entrusted its three young people born in 2022 who were released during the summer with six other young people born in France.
We will renew this partnership in 2023, all until the success expected by the association.
A national action plan has been put in place to help the fish eagle return to our country. It is in this context that from 2022 to 2030, 85 young eagles will be reintroduced from the shores of Lake Geneva.
Zoological parks, naturalists and scientists are joining forces to make this return a symbol of our ability to restore our biodiversity.
A young eagle has therefore been sponsored by the Château des Milandes and will fly away in 2024.