For those visiting Sergipe destinations, a mandatory stop for nature lovers is the Instituto Parque dos Falcões

The Park is located very close to the Serra de Itabaiana National Park (SE) about 45 km away from the capital Aracaju.

The complex is a true sanctuary for birds of prey that seeks to recover species seized from smuggling or injured in different ways. In addition to the different lineages of falcons, other animals such as owls, hawks, caracaras and rare vultures are found at the Institute.

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Falcon Park Institute

Along with partner Alexandre Correia, Persílio, the creator of it all, is known as the hawk charmer. A great harmony between man and birds, in all there are more than 300, all with their own names, nicknamed one by one by Persílio himself. They shower, train, follow a strict diet and even do physical therapy if needed.

After recovering these birds return to nature, the weakest ones that can no longer adapt, are used for reproduction, reducing the extinction of some of these species.

Today Persílio is a world reference in the area and is also always invited to give lectures sharing his knowledge in several countries, one of the only ones in Brazil with authorization from IBAMA itself for the creation of this species.

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The passion began when, at the age of 7, Persílio received a caracara egg, which was hatched by a hen, an improvised way he found to keep it alive. The gesture worked and the bird can be born healthy. The boy's cunning was already natural since he was little and after that his dedication to birds only increased.

Today the plancus carcará called Tito is 32 years old and is the owner's favorite. After knowing some curiosities about birds of prey, the visitor is also delighted with a free flight presentation in the Sergipe sky.

In a peculiar communication, the birds respond to the commands of the creator, who with great pleasure, seems to take the gift as a boy's game. At the end of the presentations, the visitor can also photograph the animals in hand, in an interaction made with the accompaniment of local guides.

Visitation

Everyone recognizes the work done at Parque dos Falcões, a complex that impresses with the variety of animals and the work done to preserve Brazilian birds of prey. Many researchers, biologists, students and tourists from all over the world are impressed by Persílio's talent. In addition to ecotourism activities, reproduction and rehabilitation of birds, training is also carried out in order to present the importance of these animals as predators in the food chain. A fascinating project that deserves your visit!

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How to get:

On the way by car departing from Aracaju on the BR 235 highway, the entrance to the Park is at Km 42. Signs along the way inform the entrance that follows a small dirt road at the foot of the Serra de Itabaiana, a municipality in the wild Sergipe.

Opening hours:

Visits to Parque dos Falcões need to be scheduled in advance and always take place at 9 am and 2 pm. Appointments must be made by phones: (79) 99962-5457 / (79) 99885-2522 / (79) 09131-3496.

Falcons Park
BR 235, Km 42, Povoado de Gandú II
Itabaiana – SE
Tel: (79) 9962-5457 / 9885-2522
www.parquedosfalcoes.com.br

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