Serving Central Pennsylvania within 75 - 100 miles of Harrisburg for White Bird releases.
Please Contact us for information or call Nick at 717-567-7460

 

Frequently asked questions

Where do the birds go after they are released?

We only release well fed and trained birds. Many hours and miles go into the training of the doves.  Like athletes - they exercise regularly, have good diets, and gradually build up the endurance to fly many miles back home.  They love to fly and will be trained to approx. 100  miles of their home loft in Newport, PA.

Why canít I buy doves at the pet store and release them?

Never do this!  These birds do not have the homing ability to allow them to safely return home.  They are defenseless and have no ability to survive in the wild.  They will most certainly fall prey to wild animals.  In fact, the release of untrained doves is considered cruelty to animals and is illegal in many municipalities.

Will the birds make a mess on my guests?

When the birds fly, they tuck their legs under their bodies.  This makes it nearly impossible for them to have an accident.  When the birds are handled for hand release, they are held in the same fashion. While we are unable to make any guarantees,  and accident can occur - although an accident is unlikely.

How much notice do you need?

For weddings, we advise that you hold the date with a deposit as early as possible.  We have a limited number of birds and handlers.  For funerals, please call any time between 9 AM and 9 PM.  We will do a release whenever it is safe to fly the birds and when we have trained birds available.

What types of payment do you accept?

We accept cash or check or credit cards via Paypal.

What is your release area?

We release doves within a 75 - 100 mile radius of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.  Mainly to the south and east. 
All areas regardless of distance and direction is based on availability of properly trained birds.
Package prices will vary depending upon the distance we must travel with a $1.00 per mile charge (one way). .

At what point in the wedding ceremony are the doves released?

While you are welcome to release your doves at any point during an outdoor ceremony, they are typically released following the first kiss.  For a church ceremony, the most picturesque time to release the birds is just before you descend the steps.

Are there any rules that must be followed?

Because we care dearly for our birds, we must take every precaution to ensure their safety.   These policies are in place to protect our birds:

Varieties of Release Baskets at PA White Birds
A variety of Release Baskets can be used depending upon the desired effect. 

Payment information:

A *non refundable deposit of 50% of the agreed upon package will be necessary to confirm and hold any reservation date. (Not including mileage if any is added)

#1. Full payment to be made within one week prior to the release date or
#2. Final payment be paid at the event with cash or money order only.

**No release will be done prior to final payment.

Please inform us if you prefer #2. to make final payment at the release.

Be sure to appoint someone to meet us at the ceremony and let us know where to set up and to make the final payment prior to release..

*In the event of inclement weather, to be determined by us, the deposit will be refunded along with all other payments.

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