A Brief History of the Birds of Prey Program at Callaway Gardens
Mid ’90s – Callaway Gardens’ contracted a seasonal Birds of Prey show with EarthQuest (run by Steve Hoddy)
2000 – Amphitheater, flight tower, and mews built
2000-2005 – EarthQuest contracted to perform additional shows
2005 – Callaway Gardens made the decision to move the Birds of Prey (BoP) program in-house
A few fast facts…
Since 2000, BoP has had over 5 million guests view our educational programs.
These numbers do not account for the thousands of additional people for whom we have presented off-site programs
(Boy Scout groups, Math & Science Nights at local schools, etc).
We present over 1,000 BoP shows a year at Callaway Gardens. • 1034 on-site programs (2018)
Each one of our full-time staff performs over 220 shows a year
There is no other place in the country that performs year-round, free-flighted shows with the unique experience we offer here at Callaway Gardens. We are truly one-of-a-kind!