Eagle's Stage Ahorn

Birds of prey up close

Please note: There will be no further Birds of Prey Shows this season. 

Please note: To enter the Birds of Prey show you need a medical certificate that proofs that you are vaccinated, tested or recovered. 

When as many as 800 spectators hold their breath at the same time, you can really feel the excitement at the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn in Mayrhofen im Zillertal. That’s where the kings of the sky hover just inches above the heads of spectators before diving down to grab some bait, providing for some unforgettable moments at 2,000 meters above sea level. Accompanied by his wife Waltraud, Didi Wechselberger, manager of the highest-altitude Birds of Prey station in Europe, lets you experience these aerial acrobats up close and in action. 

You will get to observe eagles, owls, buzzards, falcons, and other majestic birds up close, marvel at their spectacular aerial acrobatics, and learn all about their skills and habits from our two falconers. The Eagle’s Stage Ahorn is a truly fascinating highlight and a must-see attraction of any visit to Mayrhofen in the summer!
 

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NEW: Black-chested bussard-eagle „YakariBlue“

New addition at Eagle's Stage Ahorn

Length: 60 - 70 cm, wingspan: 149 - 184 cm, weight: 1,700 - 2,300 g

The black chested buzzard originates in the Andes and in large parts of South America, where it lives at altitudes of up to 4,500 metres above sea level. The bird of prey's character ranges from docile, trusting and even-tempered to interested and attentive. Moreover, this type of buzzard has incredible flying skills and even the most diverse weather conditions cannot harm it. It is a good hunter, its quarry being mainly smaller prey such as slow worms, small rodents or insects.
YakariBlue is now for most of the time an integral part of the Birds of Prey show on Mount Ahorn.

Eagle's Stage Ahorn – Facts:

  • You can reach the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn easily in a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn mountain station.
  • Birds of Prey Show daily from June until the weather conditions do not allow it anymore (except Tuesday) at 2:00 p.m.
  • Visitors can enter the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn free of charge from July to 6th of October 2021, daily (except Wednesday) between 10:00 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Falconers with their Birds of Prey are looking forward to seeing you there.
  • Barrier-free access to the Eagle's Stage Ahorn. We offer a transport from the mountain station of the Ahornbahn for handicapped persons and wheelcair users on request. 
  • We recommend to wear closed shoes.
  • Booking possible at any Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cash desk or online via www.myzillertal.app 

Falconry Backstage

Be a falconer for a day

 

Every Wednesday from June to October you have the unique opportunity to get a behind-the-scenes look at Europe’s highest-altitude birds of prey station. Accompanied by our falconers, you will enjoy a very special day with our majestic birds.

 

For two hours in the morning, you will learn all the important facts about the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn, the profession of a falconer, and the fascinating features of the animals. You will also join the falconers as they feed and care for the birds and you will be given plenty of useful information about the protection of animals and the preservation of nature in the Alps.

 

And then, at 2:00 p.m., well prepared with all of your background knowledge and from the best seats in the house, you can finally enjoy the moment you’ve been waiting for, the Birds of Prey Show.

Facts

  • Mid-June to mid-October, every Wednesday morning from 10.00 to 12.00 a.m. Please register in advance.
  • Meeting time and place: 10.00 a.m. at the entrance to the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn, a 10-minute walk from the Ahornbahn mountain station
  • Information about the special features of the Eagle’s Stage Ahorn, about the profession of a falconer (career path and requirements) as well as about ornithology and animal protection and insights into the daily routine of a falconer
  • Enough time for a lunch break
  • Birds of Prey Show at 2:00 p.m.
  • Minimum age: 16 years
  • Unfortunately, people with reduced mobility cannot take part
  • Maximum number of participants: 10 people
  • Clothing: We recommend closed shoes
  • Booking until 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday: Possible at any Mayrhofner Bergbahnen cash desk, by calling 0043 (0) 5285 62277 or online via www.myzillertal.app