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Eagles Heritage Renamed as Capes Raptor Centre

By June 10, 2024Capes Foundation

Capes Foundation is pleased to announce the renaming of Eagles Heritage, a renowned facility dedicated to the care of raptors, to Capes Raptor Centre. This renaming reflects Capes Foundation’s ongoing commitment to enhancing facilities and improving the overall experience for birds, visitors, and staff. 

The decision to change the name has been made in close consultation with Eagles Heritage founder Phil Pain, who established the facility in 1987 and remains a dedicated supporter of the ongoing efforts. “I’m supportive and excited about the investment into the park, which will help it become one of the leading raptor facilities in Australia,” said Phil. 

The new name, Capes Raptor Centre, reflects the centre’s commitment to caring for a diverse range of raptor species. “We have chosen a name that conveys our work with all raptor species and highlights our position as a key regional experience,” said Steve Harrison, Capes Foundation Director. 

“This rebrand is part of our broader vision to invest in and expand our facilities, as we strive to provide the best possible environment for both our raptors and our visitors. As we transition to Capes Raptor Centre, we remain deeply grateful to Phil and Kathy Pain for their pioneering work. This new chapter will honour their legacy while steering us towards a promising future.” 

Recent and upcoming developments at the site include upgrades to the rehabilitation aviaries, improvements to the free-flight arena with three new large-scale seating areas, enhanced fire mitigation measures, new food preparation facilities, and upcoming aviary signage and Aboriginal interpretation. Future vision plans also include further upgrades to the rehabilitation and specialised care units, aviaries, and education areas. 

Located just 5 minutes from Margaret River town, Capes Raptor Centre is open to the public from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm, Thursday to Monday. There are two Birds of Prey Encounters daily at 11:00 am and 1:30 pm and a self-guided 1km Birds of Prey Forest Walk that allows visitors to explore the bushland sanctuary and meet the resident birds of prey. The funds generated from visitors support the sanctuary and the ongoing preservation of birds of prey through rehabilitation, conservation, and education. 

For more information about Capes Raptor Centre and upcoming developments, please visit 

MRBTA Members

Members of MRBTA have access to 2x complimentary tickets to each of the Capes Foundation attractions per year. The intention of these tickets is to allow your staff to attend to help grow their regional knowledge. To book, please contact 08 9780 5911/[email protected] and mention your business name.